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Sfântu Gheorghe(in Romanian) or Sepsiszentgyörgy (in Hungarian) [6] (English: Saint George; Deutsch: Sankt Georgen; Yiddish: סנט דשזארדזש) is a municipality and city in the central Romanian region of Transylvania. It lies on the Olt River in a valley between the Baraolt and Bodoc Mountains. Sfântu Gheorghe is the capital of Covasna County. The villages of Chilieni / Kilyén and Coşeni / Szotyor are also administratively part of Sfântu Gheorghe Municipality.

Get in

Sfântu Gheorghe lies about 220 km far from Bucuresti, 1790 km far from Berlin, 990 km from Wien, 780 km from Budapest, 280 km far from Cluj Napoca, 32 km from Brasov, 66 km from Miercurea Ciuc.

By train

You can get to Sfantu Gheorghe very simple by train. There are direct trains to and from Bucharest, the capital of Romania, Brasov, Cluj-Napoca, Baia Mare, Satu Mare, Miercurea Ciuc, Targu Mures, Iasi, Suceava.

With IC (InterCity): Bucharest - Ploiesti - Sinaia - Brasov - Sfantu Gheorghe - Miercurea Ciuc - Deda - Targu Mures

with Rapid (fast train as IC): Brasov - Sfantu Gheorghe - Miercurea Ciuc - Deda - Cluj Napoca

with accelerat (less comfortable than IC, but almost the same time as IC): Bucharest - Ploiesti - Brasov - Sfantu Gheorghe - Miercurea Ciuc - Deda - Baia Mare - Satu Mare; Brasov - Sfantu Gheorghe - Iasi; Brasov - Sfantu Gheorghe - Suceava

There are two international trains stopping in the city, both providing a direct link with Budapest, Hungary.

By car

From Brasov - on national road DN 11, then take left in Chichis (Kokos) on DN 12. From Miercurea Ciuc - on national road DN 12.

Get around

By bus Even if the town is quite small, a ride with the bus will take you quick from one point to another. The ticket for one journey is 1,30 RON - about 30 euro cents, but usually you may buy a 2 journey ticket for 2,60 RON. There are several lines that will take you through the town: number 1 - Simeria - Central Park - Rail Station; number 2 - Simeria - Central Park - Ciucului - Rail Station; number 3 - Central Market - Central Park - Rail Station and other buses will take you in the villages round the town: number 4 - Simeria - Central Park - Ciucului - Rail Station - Campu Frumos

By taxi If you want to take the taxi, it will take you in a short time - about 5-10 minutes - anywhere in town you like. If you want, you can take the taxi outside the town, but is more expensive.

See

  • Fortified Church (Romanian: Biserică Fortificată; Hungarian: Vártemplom) - constructed in the 14th century in the Gothic style
  • State Archive, the former headquarters of the Hussar battalions
  • County library constructed in 1832 as the seat of the county council
  • Theater used from 1854-1866 as the city hall
  • The market bazar built in 1868, with a clock tower built in 1893
  • Orchids. The area has almost 40 species of endemic Orchids that can be seen. If you wish to see them contact the Romanian Orchid Lovers Club[7], based in Rasnov 20 km from Brasov.

Do

Going out in town you will find pubs with good music and nice atmosphere. A nice walk in the central park will be very relaxing.

Buy

  • Sugas (Sugas Comercial Center), (right in town center). Here you can get a lot of things from souvenirs, clothes, shoes.

Eat

You have to try kurtos kalacs.

Drink

Palinca / Palinka is the most know alchoolic bevarage in town like in all Transylvania. Beer is also one of the favorite drink in the town.

Sleep

  • Pensiunea Agora (Pensiunea Agora), Crangului, Nr. 1 (near the central market), +40 367 401 912, [1]. Guest House "Agora" it is situated at 10 minutesfrom the town center. We offer: - 2 rooms with 1 bed, douche and TV - 2 rooms with 2 beds, douche and TV - 2 rooms with 4 beds - 1 room with 2 beds - man and woman bathroom and WC - refrigerator - mini-kitchen - central heating 50RON/day aprox 17-18EUR/day.
  • Pensiunea Molomgat (Pensiunea Molomgat), Molomgat 5, +40 741 177 515. Guest House has 4 rooms and 2 bathrooms, living with kitchen, central heating, garden.
  • Pensiunea Andreas (Pensiunea Andreas), Varghis, Str. Principala, Nr. 59, +40 722 760 016. Guest House has 5 rooms with bathrooms, 7 with common bath, TV, billiards, ping-pong table, swimming pool, ATV, arbor, grill, parking space.
  • Pensiunea Anna (Pensiunea Anna), Bixad, Str. Ciucului Nr. 556, Jud. Covasna, [2]. Guest House Anna offers you 4 rooms at 3 baths, kitchen, parking space, central heating.
  • Motel Tranzit (Motel Tranzit), Pais David, Nr. 2/A, +40 745 692 745. It is in the same building with the Lukoil Gas station. Restaurant Non-Stop (70 seats) Parking space
  • Hotel Sugas (Hotel Sugas), Sfantu Gheorghe Km 0, Covasna, +40 267 312 171 +40 267 311 787, [3]. Placed in the center of Sfantu Gheorghe town, Sugas offers you 27 double rooms, 4 apartments, minibar, tv cable, phone, internet, restaurant...  » 50-100E/night.
  • Hotel Park (Hotel Park), Sfantu Gheorghe, Gabor Aron, Nr. 12 (just above the central park in the town), +40 267 311 058, [4].
  • Pensiunea Trei Scaune (Pensiunea Trei Scaune), Sfantu Gheorghe, Str. Kossuth Lajos, 17, +40 728 985 366, [5]. 10 rooms with baths, kitchen, livingroom, courtyard.

Contact

Tourinfo - point for touristic informations in area

Contact person: Márton Lichtfusz Katalin, Dani Zsuzsa e-mail: [email protected] address: 1 Decembrie 1918 nr.2 Phone/fax + 40 267 316 474,

Here you can get maps, informations about accommodation, sights, cultural and soprt events in the town - available in 4 languages

Get out

Trip to Szeklerland, [8]. Beautiful landscapes, relaxing atmosphere, great time, this you would get in a trip around the Szeklerland.

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