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Harghita

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Harghita is a county in Transylvania, part of the Szeklerland.

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Ski resorts[edit]

  • The Csipike, Miklós and Kossuth ski slopes

The Csipike, Miklós and Kossuth ski slopes are located on the eastern edge of Harghita Băi resort, near the Balu Adventure Park. The ski area has 5 different difficulty slopes, served by 3 ski lifts. The Csipike and Miklós slopes have a nocturnal facility that runs from 19:00 until 21:00, provided there is a minimum number of skiers on the slopes. On these slopes, you first descend on the slopes, then climb with the ski lifts! The ski season depends on the natural snow and is between December and March, sometimes until May. Snow guns just add an extra layer on the slopes.

  • Izvoru Mureşului Ski slope| Izvoru Muresului (Marosfő)

Izvoru Mureşului Ski slope is the emblem of the resort. In the past, it has hosted several "Snow Celebrations" editions, and is currently the tourist's engine during the winter. It is situated on the Grețeș mountain, at a height of 900 m. It was modernized in 2013 by the Forestry Shareholders "Terkő" from Tomeşti, which made works for the development of the slope and also placed a 1200 m long ski lift. The slope is medium and light difficulty, the first 500 m being destined for beginners

  • Topliţa slope| Toplita (Maroshév)
  • Slope, Bucin Pass| Praid (Parajd)

Beginner's slope of 1200 meters length, 400-meter blue slope, illuminated. It is near DN 13B, 30 km from Gheorgheni and 22 km from Praid, 20 places of accommodation category ** with the possibility of self-management or full service in the slope complex, approx. 300 places of different categories in the Bucin Pass area within 3 km.

  • Bogdan ski and holiday center - Praid (Parajd)

Blue slope, 550 meters long, 750 meters long red slope, both equipped with artificial snow system, 950 meters long ski trail. It is located near DN 13B, 35 km from Gheorgheni and 18 km from Praid with 33 accommodation places of category * with the possibility of self-management in the slope complex, approx. 300 accommodation places of different categories in the Bucin Pass area, within 7 km of the slopes. Ski related services: equipment rental center, ski instructors, complementary activities: sledding

  • Ski resort Harghita Mădăraş| Harghita Mădăraş (Madarasi Hargita)
  • Speranța' ski complex| Borsec (Borszék)

The Speranța ski complex was developed within the national skiing program in Romania with financial support from the Ministry of Regional Development and Tourism. At the base of the slopes there is a tourist center, where there is a restaurant, a ticket house, a toilet, a rescue center, a ski rental point.

  • Băile Tușnad Slope| Băile Tușnad (Tusnádfürdő)"

The ski slope in Băile Tușnad is a red slope with medium difficulty level and is 500 meters long. The starting altitude is 750 meters, it has a difference of 100 meters and the inclination of 22%. It is spread over 40 meters wide, occupies 2 hectares and has a descent altitude of 650 meters. Tușnad ski slope has a maximum capacity of 700 people. It is serviced by a ski lift and a baby ski with mobile chair, snow cannons, nocturnal and ski pass with magnetic cards.

  • Piricske slope| Miercurea Ciuc (Csíkszereda)

Piricske is a red slope with a slightly medium difficulty degree and is 300 meters long. It has a difference of 54 meters, a 24% inclination and is served by a ski lift cable. The lift capacity is 30 people and the slope is equipped with night lighting. At Piricske Slope you can get with your car. After leaving Miercurea Ciuc on DN 13 A, go 15 km on this road and then you will see the indicator towards Piricske - turn right and follow the road and after 1.5 km you will reach Tihna Muntelui Guesthouse. The Piricske / Piricica Slope is 50 meters away.

  • Kissomlyó Slope| Miercurea Ciuc (Csíkszereda)

Ski area 2 km from the center of Miercurea Ciuc.

  • Lobogó slope| Băile Homorod (Homoródfürdő)

Blue slope with a length of approx. 400 meters, equipped with an artificial snow system. It is near DN 13A, 35 km from Miercurea Ciuc and 15 km from Odorheiu Secuiesc.

  • Skigyimes slope| Lunca de Sus (Gyimesfelsőlok)

The SKIGYIMES complex is located in the Ghimes valley on the DN12A national road connecting Miercurea-Ciuc with Comăneşti, near the Trotus River, in a wonderful landscape.

  • Veresvirág, Ciumani Slope| Ciumani (Gyergyócsomafalva)

Blue slope 500 meters long, red slope 800 meters long, both equipped with artificial snow system, night skiing. It is located 3 km from the center of Ciumani village, 55 km from Miercurea Ciuc and 10 km from Gheorgheni, with 40 places of accommodation category and full service in the slope complex, 50 accommodation places of category ** with self-management or full service, wellness center, fishing and snow-mobile walks at Ozon Turist, 10 km away from the ski slope. Ski related services: equipment rental center, ski instructors


The Bicaz Pass (Cheile Bicaz, Békási szoros) in the north of the county is a scenic sinuous highway connecting Transylvania with its eastern neighboring province, Moldova.

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  • Miko fortress near Miercurea Ciuc.
  • Praid salt mine.

The recreational base of the Praid salt mine is located at "Horizon 50", which is 120 m below the surface. The salt buses transport the people 1250 m through the mine, to the entrance of the recreational base. Once you reach the Recreation Center, you can enjoy all the facilities of a small community: lighting, wireless access, television, children's playgrounds, creative and recreational spaces, ecumenical chapel, café, 3D cinema and a drugstore with herbal products. The average annual underground temperature is 16 degrees Celsius. When exiting the recreational base, at "Horizon 60", you can find the visiting area “Panorama Belvedere Mina Iosif". You can also enjoy wine tasting, or eat from the varied menu prepared by the salt mine restaurant. During the year, around 400.000 people visit the Praid salt mine, and in the summer season the number of people reaches 2500-3000 / day.

With more than 8 tons of Himalayan salt and crushed salt bricks, you can use the salt benefits many times for your health. Csodasó - Miraculous Salt in Gheorgheni is the first salt cave of this type, located in the basement of Lázár Pension. It is well known in folk medicine that saline air has a beneficial effect on the alleviation of skin symptoms and respiratory diseases. Cough, asthma, hay fever, sleep disorders, allergies, neurodermitis and other organ diseases are extremely responsive to a cure for several weeks at the salt cave. In addition to the rapid improvement of the disease, the positive effect of salt air has been remarkable for several months after the cure, so healing can be of great importance in preventing diseases.

Culture[edit]

Museums[edit]

Museums:

Architectural Objective[edit]

  • Folk Architecture at Comăneşti
  • Lázár Castle| Lăzarea
  • Mikó Castle| Miercurea Ciuc
  • Inlăceni - the labyrinth village
  • The Main Square - Odorheiu Secuiesc
  • The Holiday Village in Lunca de Jos

Castle,Mansion[edit]

Castle:

  • Lázár Castle| Lăzarea
  • Mikó Castle| Miercurea Ciuc
  • Ugron Castle| Filiaș
  • Urmánczy Castle| Toplița

Manor:

  • Balási Imper manor| Imper
  • Gyárfás Manor| Cristuru Secuiesc
  • Lengyel manor| Cristuru Secuiesc
  • Biró-Ugron Mansion Mărtinis| Mărtiniș

Fortresses[edit]

  • Firtuşu fortress| Firtuşu
  • "Székelytámadt" fortress| Odorheiu Secuiesc

Monument[edit]

  • Jézuskiáltó Hill| Cristuru Secuiesc
  • The Water Sawmill| Voșlobeni
  • The Water Sawmill| Izvoare
  • The Heroes’ Mausoleum| Toplita
  • The Water Mill| Gheorgheni
  • The Water Mill and Sawmill Olar Gheorghe| Tulgheș
  • The Călugăreni windmill| Călugăreni
  • Tamási Áron Monument| Lupeni
  • The Siculicidium Monument| Siculeni
  • The tomb of Orbán Balázs - The Szekler Gates at Băile Szejke| Odorheiu Secuiesc
  • Odorheiu Secuiesc Memorial Park| Odorheiu Secuiesc
  • The bronze statue of Balázs Orbán| Odorheiu Secuiesc
  • The Szekler Memorial in Nyerges

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Sports and Adventure[edit]

  • Skiing, Snowboarding in Harghita

There are many slopes, for both beginners and experienced skiers. In the “Harghita Ski Region” you can ski on several slopes in the County. With one seasonal ticket, you will be able to ski on the following ski slopes: Lobogó in Homorod, Veresvirág in Ciumani, the Havas and Bogdan slopes in the Bucin Pass, all of them located in an area of less than 100 km.

  • Ski tours
  • Snowshoe tours
  • Skating and hockey

Skating and hockey are at home in Szeklerland. Besides the artificial ice skating rinks, almost every locality has an outdoor skating rink, where you could skate or play hockey.

  • Snowmobile, Snowtubing
  • Sleigh trips
  • Bobsleigh
  • Horse riding
  • Swimming pool
  • Paintball
  • Bike tours
  • Climbing
  • Trekking
  • Hiking trail
  • Off-road tours
  • Mountain Cart tours
  • Extreme sports

Health tourism[edit]

Mofettas[edit]

Originating from the Latin term "mephitis", which means "nifty emanation," mofettas are gas emanations that can appear through earth's cracks in the final phases of volcanic activity, through drilling, degassing of mineral waters, or can be made artificially. Through the gas baths can be treated especially cardiovascular diseases, dermatological, gynecological and endocrine diseases and others.

Mofetta therapy is also recommended for people with cardiovascular risk and for those who suffer from hypertension, high cholesterol. It is also indicated for smokers, people with circulatory problems and those who work a lot in cold weather. It is also known that emanation of the mofettas has beneficial effects on potency, being recognized as a very good natural aphrodisiac. It is very interesting to note that in the upper layers of gases the carbon dioxide concentration is much lower, which stimulates the transport of oxygen to the body tissues, including the brain, which leads to the increase of the intellectual efficiency. It is known that many famous writers and painters came to the gas baths because they generated true explosions of inspiration

Resorts where mofettas can be find in Harghita:

  • Băile Tușnad (Tusnádfürdő)
  • Borsec mofetta (Borszék)
  • Harghita Băi (Hargitafürdő)
  • Băile Sântimbru - Büdösfürdő (Băile Puturoase)
  • Jigodin treatment Center (Zsögöd)

Mineral waters[edit]

  • Jigodin treatment Center
  • Artesian fountain in Băile Chirui

It is a mineral water spring that owes its existence to a geological drilling. On the drilling pipe, sometimes the water is gushing, sometimes the water level drops completely. This particular mode of action always attracts the attention of tourists.

  • Bilbor mineral water springs

In Bilbor depression, the mineral water springs are located in the Western part of it, on the right side of Bistricioara, forming a relatively small area, where there are about 15 springs of mineral water, mostly stored in fir woods or in concrete pipes.

  • Corund mineral water springs

The water is rich in bicarbonates, chlorine, magnesium and calcium.

  • Harghita-Băi mineral water springs

Mineral water in Harghita-Băi that surface through the volcanic rupture lines have a high carbon dioxide and iron content. Mineral water from Harghita-Băi are recommended for cardiovascular diseases and chronic inflammation.

  • Sânsimion mineral water springs

Water surfaces above and has a high iron concentration and mixes with the sweet water, that has a lower level of minerals.

  • Apa Roșie (Red Water) healing springs | Băile Tușnad

The name Veresvíz (Red Water) comes from the red colour of limonite or the mineral mud that precipitates from the springs of mineral water.

  • Piatra Albă mineral water spring| Plăieșii de Jos

Is a carbonated mineral water, bicarbonated, calcium and sodium.

  • Árcsó spring| Corund
  • Boldizsár/Madonna/Horia spring (Spring 3) Borsec

The water is carbonated, bicarbonate, mixed and contains: calcium, magnesium, sodium.

  • Mădăraș Ciuc mineral water spring

The bicarbonic mineral water also containing iron springs to the surface from 250 m depth.

  • Remetea' mineral water spring
  • Siculeni mineral water spring

Mineral water, with a temperature of 23 degrees Celsius, is also suitable for spa treatments.

  • Lunca de Jos - the Dark Valley mineral water spring
  • Chirui Baths - Festő (Painter) mineral water spring
  • Szejke Baths mineral water spring
  • Lobogó mineral water soring from Vlăhița
  • Mary (Maria) mineral water spring in Băile Homorod

The water is rich in elements like (Li, Mn, Br. I). They are used both for curative purposes and as drinking water.

  • Kossuth Spring (Spring no. 10) in Borsec

Therapeutic indications: Hypoacid gastritis, ulcerative disease, hypocalcemia.

  • László/ Cloșca spring (Spring no 5) in Borsec

The spring water is carbonated, mixed and contains: calcium, magnesium, sodium.

  • Lobogó Spring in Băile Homorod

The mineral water of the Lobogó spring is slightly carbonated, chlorosodic, alkaline, ferrous, hypotonic, and is recommended as a therapy for diseases such as chronic gastritis with thin and thick intestinal hypoacidosis, chronic liver and gall bladder disease.

Wildlife[edit]

  • Bears Observatories
  • Bird Observatories
  • Hunting
  • Fishing

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