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Small town next to the border, Sacuieni, Romania

 
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added on 30th of April, 2009

Overview of Sacueni (Szekelyhid in Hungarian and Zickelhid in German)

Sacueni is a small village in Bihor near the capital of the County, Oradea (42 km). Eldest archaeological findings of the city date back to 1700 BC and it wears the name of Ox Castle („Ökörvár”); beside that one of the eldest gaelic grave from Romania was also found here. From the 9th century this land became the base of the Hungarian tribes from the zone, especially for the armed Secuis (Székely in Hungarian). The second part of the Hungarian name of the city, „híd” means „bridge” and most probable it denotes the historical fact that Seciu people had the right to charge a tax from the merchants going from North to South for passing the bridge on “Ér” river.

If you are crossing the border at Létavértes (what is by the way the sister city of Sacueni) you should take a short break at Sacueni to visit the three churches of the town (catholic, protestant and ortodox). Unfortunetally the old fortress of the city was already demolished but there is a very nice mock-up of it in the garden of Protestant church (check the gallery).

My advice is to visit the city in the night, I really enjoyed walking the empty streets and taking pictures of the buildings and churches.

 

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Recent reviews for Sacuieni

Another trip to Oradea - May 2, 2007, by MadSuh
Another trip to Romania and another trip away from good old Ravensburg. My trip was kind of weird, usually it's a no hassle quick trip as I take the airplane from Stuttgart or Munich to fly into Budapest and then a bus is waiting for me to... Read more »

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At the Salt Mine in Praid - Aug 21, 2007, by szbogi
At about 4:30 PM we arrived to Praid, a village (or little city, I'm not sure) which is very famous because of its Salt Mine which is a touristic attraction but it's used for medical purposes too. It's not new that we didn't find any signs... Read more »

Visiting Cluj for a couple of days - Jun 13, 2009, by MadSuh
Cluj Turned out to be quite different from what I had remembered. The city is much larger than Oradea and there is much more going on. You can go out every night of the week and you'll see lots of students. During the day while visiting the... Read more »

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