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Visting Salt Mine, Turda Gorge, Piatra Secuiului, Rametea and Castle descarca pdf

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Itinerary:Cluj Napoca- Salt MIne Turda- Cheile Turzii (Turda’s Gorges)- Rimetea- Castle "The Temple of the Knights"-Cluj Napoca Lunch at Sarea-n Bucate

 

Salt Mine

Since 1992, Salina Turda has been a halo-therapy centre and a popular tourist attraction. Moreover, it is an open history museum for anyone willing to connect the salt extraction with the events that occurred during Roman occupation in Dacia . After mining having ceased there in 1931, today the Turda Salt Mine is the history museum of Salt exploitation.

Besides its curative benefits, The Salt Mine offers a spectacular subterranean space. Inside you can enjoy the benefits of curative, salty air of the mine well known for the treatment of various respiratory diseases. You can also admire the mine itself and enjoy the various recreational activities that are available.

Considered by many foreign publications as one of the most spectacular underground sights Salina Turda awaits its visitors with numerous attractions (Franz Josef Gallery, Joseph Mine – the room of echoes, Meeting Crivac, Rudolf Mine, Theresa Mine), spa and leisure ( spa, swimming pool + big wheel, miniature golf, bowling, boating on the underground lake, tennis, billiards, etc.).

Salina Turda is today a veritable museum of the history of salt mining, and is certainly the most famous destination for tourists who visit Turda and Cluj-Napoca.

At lunch we will taste a bit of traditional romanian lifestyle and gastronomy at Sarea-n Bucate.

 

Turda Gorge

Turda Gorge (Cheile Turzii in Romanian) is a natural reserve (on Hășdate River) situated 6 km west of Turda and about 15 km south-east of Cluj-Napoca, in TransylvaniaRomania. The canyon, formed through the erosion of the Jurassic limestone of the mountain, is 2 900 m long and the walls have heights reaching 300 m.The total surface of the canyon is of 324 ha.

Cheile Turzii contain one of the richest and most scenic karst landscapes in Romania. More than 1000 plant and animal species (some of them rare or endangered, like the wild garlic or some species of eagle) live here.

More than 1,000 plant species can be found in the reservation: Allium obliquum, Dianthus integripetalus, Viola jobi.

67 species of birds, butterflies (Eublema, Heterogynis, Dysauxes, Phybalopterix etc.) fish, amphibians and some mammals (foxesweaselsmartenswild boars etc.

There are some 60 known caves, almost all of them being of small size (the longest one is 120 m).Cheile Turzii are just a few km away from two other canyons (Cheile Turului and Cheile Borzești) as well as from Ciucaș waterfall.Cheile Turzii is one of the main rock climbing sites in Romania.

 

Piatra Secuiului and Rimetea

        Rimetea – The Szekely Stone (Piatra Secuiului) – limestone massive that “dominates” Rimetea village, a bare and alongate rock, divided in two by a ravine (therefore, from May to September, the Sun rises here twice for the people living on the North side of the village). The North part of this massive, the shorter one is named „The Trascău Fangs” and here are the ruins of a medieval fortress. The karst relief has intense cracking lines and over 15 small caves (only three of them are over 15 meters long), located on the upper side of the steep.

        According to a local legend, the name of The Szekely (German) Stone comes from the fact that in XIII century, the local german people took refuge in this mountain, in order to escape from the Tatar attack.

         Rimetea village in Alba County is considered one of the most beautiful places in Romania, and this is confirmed by a survey made by website onlinereport.ro.

 

Castle "The Temple of the Knights"

 A long, long time ago, ever since the dawn of our civilization, there were people that loved this wonderful, odd, beautiful, savage place... and that settled here, building the first prehistorical settlements. Therefore, the first traces of human existence in this area  are placed in the Neolitical Age. This part of the Trascau Mountains, recognized all over the world as the region with the greatest density of caves per surface unit, has offered ideal life conditions during the rough glacial periods. By a wonderful gift from the Gods, the ice did not reach the Carpathian chain, a fact which made this region the only one  suitable for human evolution.

      Leaving the caves in search of light and heat, people discovered this place with an ideal defensive position, able to face the power of nature and the greed of enemies. They built this fortress, which was inhabitted by our Dacian ancestors, as proven by the presence of their tombs on the nearby cliffs.  This location continued to be a safety ground in the time of the

      Along the tourmented history of the rich and beautiful region of Ardeal, there was a long period  of foreign oppression, period within which this Romanian castle was used by the oppressors as a military base, it being situated at the border of their native country. This caused the participation of the inhabitants of these teritories to the uprising of Horea, Closca and Crisan, to the Revolution of 1848, to the Unification of 1918 etc.

 

 

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Included services:

-Transportation-mini-bus with 19 seats.

-Lunch

-Guide for all the tour.

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Not included:

- Entrance tickets

- Personal costs

 

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* The rate is calculated for a group of 10 people and are expressed in € / person covering initial predetermined route. For the smaller group the price will be recalculated rate payers.

 

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