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Turda Sights and Landmarks Guide, Romania

Turda Sights- Salina

Turda is a relatively small town located close to more important cities like Baia Mare and Oradea. Even if it is not a major touristic attraction, the town has something particular, something that attracts visitors mostly from the region, but also from all over the country and that is its salt mines Rudolf and Terezia. The Salina, as locals call it, dates from the Roman period and it was one of the major factors that helped the town develop.

Today lots of people come here to treat their respiratory problems, the mine offering optimal conditions for easing and healing these problems. The mine has undergone a modernization process and people coming here can enjoy a concert hall, mini golf, bowling and a tennis court. Thus, besides breathing the salty air tourists can also enjoy their time spent underground.

Turda Sights- Historical Sites and Monuments

There are a few important historical monuments in town. One of them is Lupoaica(the she-wolf) or Lupa Capitolina, the Latin name, a statue that is a replica of the one in Rome. Then there us Mihai Viteazu’s tomb, the ruler who united the three Romanian principates in 1601. The oldest monument in town is the Reformat church located near the History Museum, but there are plenty of other churches to visit both Orthodox and Catholic.

The most important archeological site is the Roman camp Potaissa built in 168. Its ruins still stand and many of the objects found on the site can be seen in the local museum as well as in museums from Budapest or Vienna.

Turda Sights- The History Museum

The museum is located in the Princiar Palace dating the late sixteenth century, former residence of Sigismund Bathory. The museum has been functioning in this building since 1951 and it has an impressive collection of objects dating the Roman period.

Turda Sights- Natural Attractions

As the city stands on a land rich in salt, tourists can enjoy the Salt Baths located in a beautiful area surrounded by forests. The baths are formed by 15 lakes but the most popular is the so called Roman Lake which can host 8 thousand people and it has a depth of 14 m. Lots of people come here for the healing properties of the water that can treat mostly gynecological and rheumatic disorders.

The mountains located nearby offer spectacular gorges like Cheile Turzii, Cheile Valisoarei or Cheile Runcului.

For those who would like to visit some of the caves nearby, Scarisoara Cave is the best as it hosts the biggest underground glacier in Romania, offering really spectacular views.

All in all, Turda is one of those little, peaceful towns that has hidden treasures for tourists to discover. Turda sights are really impresive!

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