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Sovata (Hungarian Szováta) is a spa town in Szeklerland.


Located in a hilly area next to the Gurghiu mountains in eastern Transylvania, Sovata is a mid-size resort known for its salt lakes.

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By bus[edit]

The resort is reached by frequent buses from the regional hub Târgu Mureş (one hour-one hour and half travel time), at least one bus from Cluj (three hours and half travel time) and Iaşi (five hours and half).

By train[edit]

Sovata is located on a secondary railway with limited service: 4-5 trains daily from Blaj on the Bucharest-Brasov-Cluj mainline (three-four hours travel time). The railway is operated by the private company Regiotrans [2].

Get around[edit]

The resort is walkable.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Lacul Ursu (Bear lake), (the northern part of the resort). The largest of the local salt lakes  edit

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Accommodations are available in numerous guesthouses (prices starting around €15/night) and several hotels (from €20/night).


Get out[edit]

  • Salina Praid (Praid salt mine), strada Gării nr. 44 (in Praid village, 20 minutes south-east of Sovata), +40266 240200 (, fax: +40266 240688), [1]. One of the largest salt mines in Europe, has impressive health facilities, cafes, playgrounds, a chapel etc., all located underground  edit

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