Alba county, Romania
Rimetea is considered one of the most beautiful village in Romania, with history, rural architecture and wonderful landscapes, at the base of Trascau Mountains. Local tale explain the name of the mountain, when back in 13 century, the Secui (Hungarian local ethnics) had to flee to the mountains from Tartars occupation, by getting hide in the calcareous massif.
One spectaculars phenomena that is happening in this village is that “the sun is rising twice” during summer due to the massif that keeps shadow over the village during morning, even if the sun is up, and it get lighter after it cross the massif as well.
As a mining village, Rimetea had some benefits back in 14 century, from the side of Hungarian King, by sending handcraft man here to be taught by the locals and increased the socio-economic life.
Way back to 150 years ago, this village almost disappeared under a wildfire, fact which is not visible nowadays anymore and the massive “white houses” are built to reconstruct the village.
Since 1999, this village is part of UNESCO patrimony and the village won the price “Our Europe”.
We recommend Rimetea for a quiet and relaxing weekend, but if you are searching for something more interactive, here is a list with marvelous destinations at a bat throw
- Ethnographic museum, in the village
- Turda Valley – mountain area at 15 km distance
- Secuiului Stone – 1.5 km distance
- Băișoara ski slope at 24 kilometres
- Vălișoar Valley at 8 kilometres
- Colțești citadel – 6 kilometres distance
- Ciucaș waterfall, 13 kilometres away
- Râmeț Monastery, 17 kilometres away
- Salina Turda, 22 kilometres away.
To plan your visit to Rimetea, Romania, check more pictures here and choose the accommodation that fits your desires: from holiday houses, guests houses until pension houses where you can find local food as well.
How to get there:
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