Băile Tușnad

Tusnad Spa is one of the great health spas and mountain resorts of Romania, at the same time, one of its smallest towns as well. Its subalpine climate and clear air rich in negative aerosols and ions are sure to place this pleasant resort town on the tourist trail.

”Tusnádfürdő, as the place was later called, served for centuries the healing of the old and sick. Even today, visitors come from faraway lands, looking for respite and remedy for their ailment and problems.”

Lacul Sfânta Ana

St. Ann Lake is the only large volcanic lake in Europe that is sitting on an intact crater. The area is a natural reservation. The lake and the Ciomatul Mountain are mentioned in documents as early as 1349. Twice a year, on Ann’s name day and on the Day of Our Lady, a service used to be held in the small chapel on the lake.

”Anna stayed at the lake. She built a small chapel and prayed to God there till the end of her life for having saved her and her companions from a shameful end. She was sainted in her lifetime, and the lake was named after her, while the small chapel is a site of pilgrimage today.”


Its Baroque-style Roman Catholic church, surrounded by a defensive wall and four towers, was built between 1802-1817.

Satu Mare

The village is homeland to the legendary stooped Szekler gates that count. Of special value are fourteen gates that have survived from before the turn of the century (1900). Caves carved into the conglomerate rock can be observed at the place called ”Kőlik”.

”The Szeklers of Máréfalva retreated to the caves in the nearby Outlook Mountain from the Tartar hoard.”

Miercurea Ciuc

The Mikó Castle was built in between 1623–1631 in Neo-Renaissance style. It is the most important historical monument and sight in Ciuc. At present, it is home to the region’s premier museum, the Szekler Museum of Ciuc. Jigodin was a village in Harghita county until 1930. Jigodin lies on the bank of the Fitód creek, it became the southern part of Miercurea Ciuc in 1930. A part of the old village became a spa called Jigodin Spa. Opposite the village, on the banks of the Olt River, on a hilltop called Small Fort Hill, ruins of a fort can be seen.

”On the edge of the cliff, where the mistress was waiting for her husband in the days of long ago, the traces of her feet can be still seen.”


The Roman Catholic church, built in the fifteenth century, features many architectural styles. Dacian gold objects from the Late Iron Age were discovered in a stone mine near the village in 1953. You can visit the area Borsáros natural Reservation too, which has 1 kilometer long and 50-200 meters wide wetland.


Harghita Spa is an alpine spa best known for its kaolinite mine but also for its mineral waters, its pleasant alpine climate and mofettes . The two sulfuric mofettes and mineral waters of different composition offer the possibility of various internal and external treatments.

”In ancient times, when there were no human beings walked these lands, giants roamed the Csik basin. They all lived in peace and never fought since big as they might have been, there was plenty of land for all to live peacefully side by side.”


The forge of Vlahita was built in 1836, but its oldest written record dates from 1591. It is the oldest forge of this kind in Central Europe.

”Close to Hargita Spa, there’s a saddle-shaped mountain range that used to be covered by a dense forest Big Woods. There are three crosses here, remembering three historic events.”


The name of the village is interwoven with the tragic events that occurred in 1764, when a protest against the forced organization of the Szekler border control sparked a bloody retaliation by the Habsburg imperial army, and which led to a massacre of the locals. The SICULICIDIUM monument stands to commemorate the victims of the massacre.


Throughout the eighteenth century, Frumoasa was an important commercial center in the Ciuc Basin. The dam and reservoir in the Frumoasa valley were built in 1986 and currently supply water to Miercurea-Ciuc.

”King St. Ladislaus found a spring with a clean, glistening water, so he stopped to drink and refresh himself. As soon as he tasted the water and splashed some on his face, he felt his powers