10 km from Daneș in the village of Criș, in the middle of a beautiful dendrological park, there is a castle with a troubled history, a family with great traditions but with a history as shaken. The fortress built by the Bethlen family, designed according to the German model, was restored in the Renaissance style and transformed into a castle in 1400. The heirs of the Bethlen, Anikó, Éva and Ágnes family still live in Târgu-Mureș today.
Mediaș, formerly Medieș, is the second largest city in Sibiu County, Transylvania, Romania. The city is located in the middle basin of the river Târnava Mare, at a distance of 39 km from Sighișoara and 41 km from Blaj. from Gothic to Renaissance and Neoclassical, to Baroque and Secession (Jugendstil). The historical center of Mediaș city appears as an open air museum. The medieval monuments in the castle market are unique in Transylvania. The city has a history of over 7 centuries, being one of the oldest cities in Romania.
Criș & Bethlen Castle
In recent years, Malâncrav became known in the country and even outside its borders due to the visits of Prince Charles of Great Britain in this area. His Highness did not accidentally choose the Spit; situated between the hills, away from a main road, away from the noise and pollution of a city, Mălâncravul is one of the few Transylvanian villages with a large Saxon community that still preserves old traditions. In order to conserve the natural and cultural heritage of Mălâncrav as best as possible, the Mihai Eminescu Trust Foundation is carrying out the project "The village of its own accord", through which the locals are involved in the renovation of households, vocational training and capitalizing on crafts and traditions. Thus, the marshmallow becomes the ideal destination for nature lovers and culture lovers; proof of religious tolerance for centuries are the three churches belonging to different cults, among them the stone basilica. If you go to Mălâncrav you must include in your visit the Apafi Mansion, built in the 15th century.
In the center of Romania, only 15 km from Sighisoara, there is this horse farm, surrounded by forested hills. Cross Country Farm Transylvania in Prod village organizes equestrian programs for both beginners and experienced. Prod village, typical of Transylvania, is untouched by civilization; most of the time, the telephone signal is lost among the branches of the trees and the roar of the animals returning from the pasture. The roads, unpaved, are perfect for a horseback ride, giving the students unique moments and experiences. riding lessons even if it is snowing or raining
Riding center Prod
On the road leading from Brasov to Sighisoara, an imposing edifice, at its height, steals your eyes. If you are satisfied with just that, you drive further, but if you have a curiosity to focus, shoot to the right and surprise some cadres. To complete the mystery, follow the will of the indicator and turn right: Rupea Fortress. This is one of the oldest fortifications in Romania, documented in 1324, and closely resembles the Fortress of Deva. Another monument that may resemble the city near Rupea is the symbol of Scotland: Edinburgh Castle. But here we are not referring to the appearance, but to the fact that both buildings are located on basalt rocks. And as the tourist numbers in Rupea continue to grow, we hope the citadel will appear in as many tour guides as the stories here deserve to be spread.
Târgu-Mureș is a magnificent city, with huge tourism potential and an impressive collection of wonderful buildings, each with its own story, which is to be discovered. The city retains its medieval air and we only met very kind people. All over an exemplary cleanliness, tranquility, ripe chestnuts, flowers, everything in the rust colors of autumn. Târgu Mureș seems sometimes stuck in the past, and I will talk about cafes, restaurants and other culinary delights in a separate article, because there is so much to say in this chapter. I beat the city long and wide for a whole weekend, with the map in my hand and it enchanted me. Moreover, I would hit the streets and think about how this city would be, if it had exploited the potential of the area and its area a little more. This is why, after the rain of sights to visit, I have added a few things that I would see here that would bring more tourists to the city, if they are intensively promoted. Top sights in Târgu-Mureș:
1. The Rose Market
2. The Palace of Culture
3. The Medieval Fortress, with the Reformed-Calvinist Church and the Building of Manuthanea
4. Scara Rákóczi
5. Bányai House - Baroque Palace
6. Orthodox Synagogue
7. The administrative palace
8. The Orthodox Cathedral
9. The small cathedral
10. The Roman Catholic Church
11. Bolyai-Farkas High School
12. The Köpeczi-Teleki House
13. The University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Târgu-Mureș
14. The house on the arches
15. Cornești plateau and zoo
If you want to combine relaxation in a unique setting with a true health, it is not a more suitable place than Salina Praid, one of the most beautiful and visited tourist attractions in Romania. Located in the town of the same name, about 50 kilometers from Târgu Mureş and almost 90 kilometers from Miercurea Ciuc, the saline is open every day of the week, in the summer season (June-September) from 8 in the morning until 8 in the evening , and the rest of the year, from 8 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon. To get inside, tourists are transported by bus a kilometer and a half.
Resort with permanent season, Sovata was mentioned for the first time as a healing place in a document from 1597, but only in 1850 it becomes a spa resort. It is surrounded by the hills of Cireșelu (912 m), the Chapel (720 m), Bechiș (1,079 m), the Little Hill and the Salt Mountain, being covered with beech, oak, hornbeam, elm, chestnut, fir and birch forests. a subalpine climate, with cool summers (average temperature in July is 18.5 ° C) and mild winters (average temperature in January is -3.5 ° C). The average annual temperature is 7.6 ° C, and the annual average rainfall is 750 mm. The name of the Sovata is due to the lakes Ursu (46,000 m2), Aluniş (9,000 m2), Green (5,000m2), Black, Red, Mierlei and The snakes, with chlorinated water (with a high concentration - from 40 to 250 gr / liter) and sodium, presenting the phenomenon of heliotermia (in summer, the water temperature varies depending on the accumulation of solar heat in the salt water, the warm water being protected by a layer of fresh water from streams, which does not mix with salt water, but stays on the surface, acting as a thermal insulator). This causes the summer temperature of Lake Ursu (18.4 m depth), the largest heliotermal lake, to vary between 10-20 ° C at the surface, 30-40 ° C at the depth of 1 m and 40-60 ° C at 1.5 m depth.
"The monastery of flowers"
In 1997, the foundation stone for the Sighisoara monastery was laid. A year later, Fr. Ghelasie's father came here with four other monks and started the work on the cell and the chapel of this building. In 2002 the trapeze and the fortress were sanctified, and in the same year the building works of the "Saint Great Martyr Dimitrie" Church were completed. The place of worship was to be consecrated on May 6, 2005, while also completing the construction of the archdeaconry with 80 places of accommodation, and the bell tower. The monastery enclosure is full of flowers, and parents always take care that it looks like a high-priced ornament. "It's a flower monastery. We love flowers. Many people come and ask us if it is a monastery of nuns and I answer that no, but that we, the monks, like flowers. His Excellency Father Andrei asked us at one point what the monastery would look like and I told him it would be like a bride: white and with flowers. Our monastery is a bride of Christ, and we are the children of the bride, ”the abbot told us.
St. Dimitrie Monastery
Hidden between wooded hills and orchards is Biertanul, a rural locality whose numerous buildings with urban architecture "betray" its economic importance. Biertan was founded in the 13th century by the Saxon colonists who loved the area for the fertile soil and the very good viticultural conditions turning it into a true "Wine Country". The town developed rapidly in the Middle Ages, guilds appeared, and Biertan became an agricultural and wine-growing center. Moreover, in 1572, Biertan became the spiritual center of the Saxons of Transylvania, because here the headquarters of the Evangelical Episcopal Chair were established. Through the eighteenth-nineteenth centuries, Biertan was considered a real city center with buildings inspired by the model of those from Mediaş. On a hill, in the center of Biertan, is one of the most imposing and well fortified peasant cities in Transylvania. A true economic center of the area, declared in the sixteenth century and center of the Saxon episcopate, Biertan became a target long sought by many invaders. There was a need for a church as imposing as possible surrounded by strong defense walls. The church was built in the early sixteenth century in the form of a late Gothic-style church hall. It has preserved its appearance to this day, and the elements inside are invaluable values whose story goes back centuries. As you enter the church the view will be taken by the imposing altar with the 28 painted scenes, the pulpit from the 16th century, the artistically made flat reliefs, the Anatolian carpets and the impressive door of the sacristy. The arrangement of the 3 enclosures surrounding the church, the 6 defense towers and 3 bastions reveal so many interesting things about the daily life of the inhabitants. Access to the fortress is via a covered staircase that passes near the Peace Tower (today a small bookstore is arranged here), and at the end of the staircase, in front of the church there is a large stone on which, for a long time, all the evildoers were placed so that the whole community to recognize them
Viscri, the charming Saxon village of Transylvania, is one of the most sought after villages in Romania by tourists, having around 30,000 visitors every year. Became famous after Prince Charles bought a property here, at present, Viscri is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage, being one of the seven villages with fortified churches entered in this select list of places. The main attraction of this Saxon village is definitely the Fortified Church, a true medieval architectural treasure. Built during the thirteenth century in the place where before there is a Romanian church, the church is surrounded by a fortress that has defense walls, two bastions and two towers. It is said that this is the most beautiful fortified church in Transylvania entered in the UNESCO World Heritage (since 1999). The visit ticket for the church costs 8 lei, and this includes access to the museum, where you can admire traditional objects from the village, the church, the inner courtyard and the walls that had, in the Middle Ages, the role of defense of the church. You can also reach the tower of the church, climbing a rather narrow and obscure staircase, but which will reward you, at the top, with an impressive view of the entire region surrounding the town. Rural tourism has more charm if it includes bike rides. And in the Transylvanian Hills around Viscri village, equipped with off-road tracks, it is definitely worth having such an adventure. Entering the special bicycle track, you have in front of the route the new village and the city of Sighisoara (if you have enough energy), on a route composed largely of forest road. You cannot reach Viscri without enjoying their traditional dishes. Some of the most appreciated dishes in the area are sweet tomato cream soup with baked peppers and basil and a potato meal with telemea and pork pork sausages, called "Sheep Potatoes"
Located in the heart of Transylvania, the village manages to impress you with the large number of tourist objectives, a history of almost 700 years and the stories I can tell you about the 70 chassis that have remained here or the approximately 2000 inhabitants. . What is the history of Saschiz village? The first attestation of the village took place in 1308-1310, but the place on which it is built is inhabited since the Neolithic period. Although today it is a locality from which a large part of the inhabitants left, over time it has had a very interesting evolution. At one point he even competed with Sighisoara for its beauty and popularity. What can you visit today in Saschiz? There are several tourist objectives that you should check when visiting this locality:
It is built by the Saxon colonists from the locality and dates from 1496. It is a very beautiful church, which has some very interesting elements of fortification and is noted by an architecture that shows massive Gothic arches. From the outside, the church seems to be a true bastion. The fact that it is fortified transformed it into a place where peasants often took shelter in case of war.
If you already have a vu-vu, you should know that you may have seen a similar tower in Sighisoara. In fact, the Sighisoara Tower was the model of this construction in Saschiz. It is a very beautiful building that belongs to the Saxon architecture of the fifteenth century.
It is a fortress built in the 14th century in order to protect the inhabitants of Saschiz and the inhabitants of 6 other neighboring municipalities from invasions. It is 2 km from the village hearth and has 6 towers with surveillance and defense functions. Although many of the old buildings of the fortress are today in ruins, the 65-meter fountain that served the inhabitants of the fortress is still intact. It is believed that there is a tunnel between the fountain and the center of Saschiz commune, where the inhabitants of the village could escape in style of danger. Unlike the Clock Tower and the Church, the fortress has an architectural style that combines Romanesque and Gothic style.
Saschiz & The peasant fortress
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