Odorhei region

Băile Homorod (Homoródfürdő)

The bath is situated in the valley of Homorodul Mare and Fürdő stream (height 740-760 m). It is 18 km away from Odorheiu Secuiesc. The county seat is 34, Vlăhiţa is 6 km away. In the past it was a small settlement at the foot of the mountain with fizzy warm and cold baths, today it is a youth holiday camp with national significance, with mineral water springs (Lobogó, Mária, Csorgó, Homoródi, Ilona, Fenyves springs). The climate is typical for the foot of the mountain. The summer is warm, the winter is cold with changing winds. The Ilona valley is protected against the wind. The mountain climate is good for recreation and healing. The small holiday camp is one of the stations of the transit car-tourists. In the villas there are about 4000 youth places. Creation camps and symposiums are organised here. Hotel, restaurant and bar wait for the customers. There are also many private villas where we can find accommodation.

Mineral water springs along the main road

  • The Homoród or Vészfarki spring
  • Csorgó spring
  • Lobogó spring or Kápolnás spring with 7200 litres daily yield; this is the most abounding mineral water spring in Homoród bath.
  • Mária spring or Felső fountain
  • The springs of Hidegfürdő
  • Fő spring or Klotild spring
  • Ilona spring
  • Fenyves spring or Kálmán spring
  • Tódor's spring
For the above springs is characteristic the high proportion of the microelements (Li, Mg, Br, J). Chemically they belong to the group of ground-chalky, chloride sour waters. Can be utilised for drinking cures, and also for drinking. The well known mineral waters of Homoród were used in the Roman times.

The ruins of "Földvár"

Situated on the Láz, near the old roman road, described by Téglás Gábor as a place named Várhegy or Földvár a 36x36 m square that was the guarding tower (castellum) of the Romans. This place is situated left from the old Csík street (named also the old roman road). Southwestwards from here, at about 200 m distance he observed a 23x15 m ground plan castle element, characteristic for the Romans (2nd century B.C.). The two Roman castellums (guarding towers) figure as archaeological reservation in the official monuments catalogue of Harghita county.

Accomodation

Students' CampAccommodation for about 700 persons. Tel. 20 (Vlăhiţa). The camp is in the management Board of Directors of the Camps of Harghita County. Rooms with 2-4-8 and 10 beds, warm water only in the villas no. 6 and no. 21 (108 places). Management: Miercurea-Ciuc, Temesvár Avenue 15. 2nd floor, 314. Tel. 40-66-113-006. Homoród Hotel (29 places, rooms with 2-3 beds, restaurant, bar). Tel. 40 (Căpâlniţa).