Székely Land

The crumbling walls of Odorheiu Secuiesc’s medieval citadel can be spied from Str Eötvös József.

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1. Franciscan Church

0.13 MILES

At the western end of main square Piaţa Primăriei stands a Franciscan monastery and church, completed in 1779.

2. Haáz Rezső Museum

0.66 MILES

This lacey-looking building, 1900-built Haberstumpf cottage, seems slightly lost, standing next to the roaring main road through town. But the gallery…

3. Chapel of Jesus

1.24 MILES

Some 2km south of town, a striking wooden gateway carved in filigree leads to the small, conical Jesus Chapel, encircled by a stone wall. Estimated to…

4. Salt Mine

18.91 MILES

Believe it or not, boarding a bus that trundles down into a salt mine isn’t the most surreal part of visiting Salina Praid. Once inside, you’ll see ping…

5. Fortified Church

19.96 MILES

The whitewashed and tile-roofed fortified church in Viscri is a splendidly restored feat of medieval engineering. Its outbuildings display decorated…

6. Bear Lake

22.95 MILES

The salty waters of Bear Lake are a popular place to soak in summer. People have been coming here for the lake’s restorative properties – some claim the…

7. Hockey Statue

24.42 MILES

Metallic statue of hockey players mid-action, in front of the hockey rink.

8. Mikó Castle

24.44 MILES

Miercurea Ciuc’s centrepiece, and the proud source of the Ciuc beer logo, is Mikó Castle. Today it houses the impressive Csíki Székely Múzeum, which hosts…