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.
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 Transylvania, Romania. 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.
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.
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.
-Transportation-mini-bus with 19 seats.
-Guide for all the tour.
- Entrance tickets
- Personal costs
* 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.