Balneo-climateric and health resorts

Pucioasa Spa - Sântimbru (Szentimrei Büdösfürdő)

Local health-resort, west from Sâncrăieni in Southern Harghita mountains, at 1250-1350 m above sea level. Famous for volcanic gas emanations, used in mofettas.


On railroad line 400, between Brașov and Ciceu, station Sâncrăieni, and with local buses 14 west from there on country road.

Mineral waters

Low mineralized carbonated water springs (around 15), with yields around 1 l/sec at temperature below +12 C degrees. Used as table waters.

Therapeutical recommendations

The mineral waters are recommended for the following diseases:
  • Diuresis
  • Symple anemies
  • Dispepsis (hipostenic/hipoacidic)
  • Chronical gastritis (hipoacidic/normoacidic)
As baths are recommended in:
  • Arterial hypertension
  • Rheumatic arthritis
  • Neurasthenias
  • Vascular system
  • Chronical inflammations


More, than 10 volcanic gas emanations are known in the zone, many of them are regularly used in moffettas: Vermet valley, Aladar, Pârâului Mare.

Chemical composition:

  • CO2 14 - 99%
  • N2 0 - 79%
  • H2S 0,41%
  • O2 0 - 10%
Radioactivity resulted from the radon (Rn 222) in the gas is 0,340 nci/litru.

Therapeutical recommendations

  • Heart diseases
  • Nervous system
  • Cardio-vascular system
  • Diseases of the peripheral nervous system
  • Diseases of the locomotory system

Medical facilities

Medical facility with minimal assistance, warm baths with 12 bathtubes.

Accomodation and catering

In a few lodges a total of 74 places in the summer. Eventually in one of many self-ovned lodges.