Spa town in Romania
The smallest city in Romania, Băile Tuşnad, attracts about half a million tourists annually, most eager to enjoy mineral water treatments, especially for those with heart disease.
The clean air from Băile Tuşnad is the main avenue of the resort located 32 km from Miercurea Ciuc. But also the mineral water treatment belts made in Tusnad are famous not only in Romania, being year-long visited by hundreds of thousands of Romanian and foreign tourists. About the mineral waters in the Tusnad area there is evidence from the second half of the eighteenth century, mentioning the presence of mineral springs with curative effects, used by the locals of the nearby villages. At present, over 450,000 tourists are annually spending their nights in Baile Tusnad, and the number of visitors to the resort is 1.5 million each year. 80% of them are Romanian, and the rest, from countries such as Hungary, Israel, Germany, the Netherlands, France.
Tourists arriving at Băile Tuşnad have 2,500 accommodation places throughout the year, plus 1,000 other places during the summer season. The offer is varied, from campsites to 4-star resorts, and prices start at 40 lei and reach 200 lei per person per night, depending on the comfort offered.
25 km from Băile Tuşnad there is the Sânna Ana Lake, a volcanic origin, unique in Central and Eastern Europe. Next to St. Anne's Lake is Tinovul Mohoş, a natural reserve that hosts rare plant species. About 30 kilometers away is Miercurea Ciuc, where you can visit the Miko Fortress and the Ethnographic Museum, and at Şumuleu, a village about 35 kilometers away, find the Baroque Franciscan church, where one of the largest installations organ in Transylvania. In Sfântu Gheorghe, a town about 40 km away, you can visit the Szekler National Museum, the Museum of Art and the Reformed Church, and in Odorheiul Secuiesc, the medieval fortress dating back to the 16th century.