Gheorgheni is hidden in the north-eastern part of Harghita County between the Giurgiu Mountains the Borsec Gorge and Toplița. The historic castle of the Lazar family is a Renaissance castle that features battlements. A monument today, it used to be one of the most distinguished baronial homes in seventeenth-century ransylvania. Its earliest inhabited tower dates back to 1450. Bethlen Gábor, prince of Transylvania, spent his childhood years in this castle between 1590-1594.


The Roman Catholic church (Church Katalin), built between 1746-1757, is a monument; its interiors are decorated in Baroque style. The new Roman Catholic church was built in 1911 in a mix of Neo-Gothic and Eclectic style. With a capacity of 3000 people, this is the largest two-towered church in the Giurgeu Basin.

„The Tartar Mound, as it was later called, can still be seen on the site of the erstwhile battle to remind us of the heroic deeds and resourcefulness of Scribe Gabriel and the Gyergyó people.”

Cheile Bicazului

The Bicaz Strait ranks among the most interesting and impressive gorges in the country. Rushing rapids, small and big waterfalls, steep limestone cliffs and caves intersperse the canyon, which is surrounded by peaks that are 1200-1300 meters high: Small Suhard, Big Suhard, Altar Stone and Black Beech. In this area lies the Cheile Bicazului–Hășmașu Mare National Park. The park has numerous caves, while the strait and its view lives on as Hell’s Gorge in folklore.

Lacu Roșu

One of the most beautiful mountain resorts in Romania, the Red Lake lies in the valley of Bicaz Creek. The Red Lake and its surroundings are a natural reservation.

” In places, the stumps of the fir trees broken into two can still be seen to this very day, reaching
towards the sky like fingers asking for help. Its water is so green sometimes as Esther’s eyes who, from time to time, during summer nights comes up from the bottom of the lake and is waiting on the side for her long-lost sweetheart.”


The town lies at the upper end of the Giurgeu Basin, at the foot of the Tarnița Mountain (1044 m). The wooden church in Moglănești dates back to 1658 and is the oldest monument in the town Gheorge Ștefan, Prince of Moldova, had it erected for his wife. The Orthodox church, built from spruce in 1867, is a registered church monument.

„A settlement was founded where the castle once stood. Prince Görgény named it Taploca
(Maroshévíz today).”


The development of the village was spurred by rafting on the Bistrița River in the eighteenth century. The village has numerous mineral water springs. The village has become an important center for the trade of wood and mineral water.

”The place where the two good friends rested for the last time is called Raven. The resting place of the raven who gave her life for her friend has been called Raven’s Head.”



A spa and holiday resort, it has the largest mineral-water bottling plant in
the country, which has a monthly capacity of 2 million liters. The unique
landmark for Borsec is the mineral-water soaked Dealul Rotund. The 9 hectare
large ”Hármasliget” medicinal marshe is covered with 15-20 meter thick
peat moss, the therapeutic mud, relic flora and medicinal waters rich in calcium
and magnesium make this place unique.

”People say that it’s the faeries who return not only among the living, but also to places where
all creatures live happily.”