24 feb. 2015

The Harghita County commune of Satu Mare earned European fame for its Szekler gates preserved for over one century and a half, true masterpieces of folk art.

24 feb. 2015

The Toplita Municipality, located in the north of Harghita County, is one of the few settlements in the Romanian countryside of its size with no less than three monasteries, one of them founded by the first Patriarch of Romania, Miron Cristea, who was born here.

24 feb. 2015

On the outskirts of Miercurea Ciuc city, in the neighborhood of Sumuleu Ciuc, surrounded by a wonderful natural setting lush with green hills and mineral springs, stands watch since several centuries the Franciscan Monastery that is home to a wonderworking statue of Virgin Mary.

24 feb. 2015

The Unitarian church in the small community of Darjiu in Harghita County is the only monument in the county included on the UNESCO list but also the only objective of this type in the country in whose bastions the locals keep their bacon, grain and even...their plum brandy.

24 feb. 2015

Master potter Jozsa Laszlo takes the ball of clay, hits it a few times against the working bench, "to press the air out", starts spinning the wheel, moistens his hands and ... the miracle occurs.

24 feb. 2015

The Orthodox Monastery of the Assumption of Virgin Mary from Izvoru Muresului, also known as 'the monastery of Romanians everywhere', is the place where all Romanians can find their peace and solace. The scenery around the monastery, the story of its building and the peacefulness felt by visitors once they passed beyond the monastery gates, make them think of a 'slice of heaven.'

24 feb. 2015

The Bicaz Gorges-Hasmas National Park is located in the Hasmas Mountains, incorporating the area of the Harghita and Neamt counties, but covering only 6,800 hectares; it's home to rare birds and plants, some even unique in the world, one of the few barrier lakes in Central and Eastern Europe, where there is a forest covered by water still preserved after 150 years, the most towering limestone gorges in Europe, but also meadows of breathtaking beauty.

24 feb. 2015

'Sfanta Ana and Tinovul Mohos should become pilgrimage destinations. This is a sacred place we all should visit at least once in a lifetime.' This is how the custodian of Sfanta Ana-Tinovul Mohos Natural Reservation, Kerezsi Laszlo-Laci bacsi begins his presentation. He has been living on the mountain top for 23 years, regardless of weather conditions, and cares for the reservation, which he calls 'the gift of God,' being the eloquent example of the man who sanctifies the land. He says that Sfanta Ana Lake is his life and believes he ended up being in charge of the reservation 'maybe because my soul was once a tree and saw how trees were cut and then felt I must take over the reservation.' Thanks to him and to the team he coordinates, the area is much more visited and tourism there is respectful of the environment and does not endanger the natural area.

24 feb. 2015

120 meters underground, in a decommissioned gallery of the Praid salt mine, nearly six thousand people are taking care of their health or enjoying relaxing moments. To reach the Praid salt mine treatment area, a tourist landmark in Romania, you have to take the bus for 1,250 meters, to an area where a world of fantasy opens up to visitors.

24 feb. 2015

Harghita County is known throughout the country for its cold winters, winter sports, wonderful landscapes, its industrious and hardworking people as well as its mineral water springs, which are found wherever you walk. To Harghita people, going to the local springs to stock on mineral water or bathe in the mineral water of the public pools and bath houses that are located throughout the county. Given the circumstances, it is no wonder that the two most important mineral water bottling factories of Romania operate in Harghita County, with one of them having been declared the most powerful Romanian brand, two years in a row.