bit of history
About mineral waters in Tusnad area there are written
evidences dating from the second half of the 18th century, mentioning
the existence of springs with curative effects used by local people
for maintaining health. Surnamed “Transylvania’s Pearl”, Tusnad is one
of the most beautiful spas in Romania, with balneal activity since mid
Position and climate
Tusnad spa is situated in the southern part of Ciuc Basin,
650 m high, between Harghita and Bodoc Mountains, in a splendid
gorge of Olt River. This location gives Tusnad a beautiful natural
position, strongly ozonified air, rich in aerosols and negative ions,
that fulfill a tonic mountainous bioclimate, favorable to psychical
reconfortation. The average temperature is around 8 deg. C (17,5 in
July and -7 in January), with cold winters and capricious summers.
Therapeutic mineral waters
These waters comefrom natural sources and
they meet particular criteria regarding physical and chemical characteristics,
they have pharmacodynamic effect on the human organism and they
are used for therapeutic purposes. The categories of mineral waters
in Baile Tusnad are: carbonated, salty-contaiming sodium chloride,
containing calcium, containing magnesium, ferrous-chalybeate, containingsodium
bicarbonate, hypotonic with an overall mineralization of 0.68 - 17.86
g / liter.
Natural therapeutic gases
- Moffeta (carbon dioxide)
Moffettas represent natural carbon dioxide gas emanations
dispersed in air. They result from the volcanism of the Eastern
Carpathiens mountainous area and they are turned togood account in
the balneary cure. Using natural gas emanations for therapeutic purposes
in Romania is a unique fenomenon in the world.
|Attractions in Tusnad
• "Sf. Ana" Lake (alt. 950 m), 25 km. far, volcanic origin,
unique in Central and Eastern Europe.
• “Tinovul (mlastina)
Mohos” (alt. 1056 m), situated near Sf. Ana Lake, declared natural park,
habitat for rare species of plants.
• Miercurea Ciuc, 30
km. far: Miko fortress, Ethnographic Museum.
• Sumuleu Ciuc, 35
km. far: Franciscan Church, built in Baroque style, with one of the
biggest organ installation in Transylvania.
• “Red Lake” (Lacul
Rosu), 115 km. far, the only natural barrage lake in Romania.
• The Olt River gorges.
• “Hawks Rock” (Stanca
• Siculeni: Szekler
• Toplita, 100 km.
far: “Sf. Prooroc Ilie” Orthodox Church (1847).
• Carta: the fortified
• Odorheiul Secuiesc,
70 km. far: Medieval Fortress (16th century).
• Lazarea: "Movila
Tătarilor" and the Castle of Cont Lazar.
• Sfantu Gheorghe,
32 km. far: Szekler National Museum, Art Museum, Reformat Church in Gothic
style (14th century).
• Song, dance and popular dressings festival, Balvanyos, annually,
• Folklore festival
in Ica Fortress, Cernat, annually, July.
• Mask ceremony, Cernat,
Corund – ceramics with floral themes in blue and