Homorod Bath (Băile Homorod/Homoródfürdő)

Situated in the Harghita County, 18km away from Odorheiu Secuiesc (Székelyudvarhely) and 34km away from Mercurea-Ciuc (Csíkszereda), at about 750m altitude, Homorod Bath (Homoródfürdő) is a peaceful place famous for its mineral water springs.

The Magyars are a majority in Harghita so the magyar language (magyar nyelv) is widely used, from day-to-day speaking to road signs and restaurant menus. Even if the region has been part of Romania since 1918 most of the natives see themselves as hungarians.

Being placed east of Harghita Mountains (somehow sheltered from the winds) the climate is mild. Along with the hospitality of the people this makes it a great place for relaxation or rehabilitation. There isn't much to do here besides taking a walk in the forest, horse riding (many people have horses - part of the hungarian heritage) or skiing in winter on the small slopes nearby.

The main water springs (ground-chalky, chloride sour waters) are used mainly for drinking and are named Lobogó, Mária, Csorgó, Homoródi, Ilona, Fenyves.

There are also some ancient Roman ruins nearby - the ruins of Földvár - situated on the Láz, near the old roman road, described by Téglás Gábor as a place named Várhegy or Földvár. These are the ruins of a roman castellum (36m x 36m) and 200m south-west of them one can find other roman fortifications (23m x 15m) dating back to the 2nd century. Unfortunately they aren't that easy to find and not everybody can lead you to them. They might (or might not) be around here (so if anybody knows exactly where they are, PLEASE let me know !).

And here are some of my photos:

Homorod Bath (Băile Homorod/Homoródfürdő)
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