Journey to some of Transylvania’s most impressive underground treasures, the Salt Mine of Turda and the medieval mining center of Rimetea on a full-day trip from Cluj-Napoca.
Turda lies at the foot of the Western Carpathians, perhaps the most spectacular mountains in Romania. Hike through the Cheile Turzii Natural Park and explore the limestone soil composition and the spectacular landscape featuring deep caves, wild gorges and fast-flowing rivers. After approximately one hour, until you reach the other side of the mountains where a bus will pick you up and drive back to the city.
Leaving the beautiful landscape of the Apuseni Mountains behind, you will drive to the city of Turda. In the Middle Ages the city was very rich due to the local salt mines. Starting in 2007 the salt mine was transformed into an interesting museum and concert center. Travel hundreds of meters below sea level, admire the large galleries and find out more about this amazing place.
In the afternoon you will depart from Turda and drive to one of Transylvania’s best kept secrets, the small village of Rimetea. Built by German and Hungarian miners in the 13th century, it had a leading role in the Transylvanian economy until the industrial revolution of the 19th century. After that the village was almost deserted, leaving the beautiful houses, watermills and the whole village panorama unchanged.