Due to its geographical location, there are many tourist attractions near the Casa Antal Guesthouse, so our guests’ eager to know the history, geography, culture, gastronomy of the region can visit these easily accessible places from our guesthouse.
The fortified roman-catholic church from Carta
The fortified Roman-Catholic church in Cârța, built in honour of the Assumption of the Virgin, is a historical monument, built in the 15th century in the style of the late Gothic. To this age it sends the stone of the threshold found in 1796, on which it appears inscribed the year of 1444, but which was hidden between the church walls.
The part of the altar of the church remained unchanged during the restorations, being dated to the end of the fourteenth century and shows the architectural styles of this century. Construction works can be estimated between 1350-1450. It is assumed that instead of this church there was first a Roman-style church.
The sanctuary of the church carved out of white limestone stone dates from 1478.
Shrunken tower of Tomesti
The Shrunken Tower is an interesting architectural vestige of Ciucului de Sus. Now in ruins, the construction is, in fact, the former tower of the medieval church of the locality, built in collaboration by the communities of Sândominic and Tomești, having today the height of 11 meters.
From the Shrunken Tower you can also see the "Bottomless Lake" which is the most beautiful karst spring in the Ciuc basin. The lake and its surroundings form a natural protection area.
Hungarian writer and ethnographer Orbán Balázs in his masterpiece entitled "Description of the Szeklerland " writes with admiration about Red Lake: "Here we see one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, which cannot be likened to the lakes in Italy or Switzerland. .... maybe we will see more unusual phenomena and landscapes, but there is no more beautiful, more fascinating, than what is hidden at the foot of these mountains". Near the lake there have been developed quality tourist services, which is also due to the proximity of the Bizac Gorge National Park. Even if you only have a few hours to spend near the lake, we suggest you rent a boat and paddle among the petrified trees seen on the lake's surface.
After visiting the Red Lake, you can continue the walk along the bank of the Bicaz stream, reaching a unique place throughout Europe, i.e. the Bicaz Gorge. The road is made up of serpentines of special beauty. You will never forget the view that the limestone walls of the rocks will offer you with caves of great beauty, the spectacular serpentines, the majesty of the rock walls and the wildness of the landscape.
The Loneley Stone
Made up of crystalline shales and limestone layers, the Hăşmas Massif is made up of a series of rock formations, Hășmașul Mare, Hășmașul Negru, Vârful Ascuţit (Ecem) Moara Dracului, but the most famous and remarkable peak of all is called the Lonely Stone. The cottage built at the foot of the Lonely Stone represents an important meeting point for several tourist routes, while also having a fascinating view towards the Ciucului Depression, as well as the Ciucaş, Bucegi, Piatra Craiului mountains, etc.
Sfanta Ana lake
Sfânta Ana Lake is the only volcanic lake in Central Europe, located in the Ciomatu massif, near the tourist resort Băile Tușnad. Sfânta Ana Lake is part of the natural complex reserve, and comprises two craters of Ciomatul, in one is the lake, and in the other crater the reservation called Tinovul Mohos. The lake can also be accessed from the national road from Bixad, Covasna county. The surface of the lake measures 0.22 km², is oval in shape, and the crater in which the lake is located is funnel-shaped. The amount of plankton and salt is very low (32 mg/l), however due to the mud from the bottom, the lake seems constantly disturbed.
Lupeni(Farkaslaka), Corund (Korond), Praid (Parajd)
Lupeni (Farkaslaka). The village is sought by many tourists from the country and abroad for the personality and memory of the Hungarian writer Tamási Áron, originally from Lupeni.
Corund (Korond). The name of this locality is directly related to folk art, namely the art of the potter. The name of "made in Corund" has already become a recognized brand in the country and abroad. The main street of the commune is a permanent fair and a living exhibition of handicraft products, handmade, with specific vegetal, animal motifs, with the tree of life etc. In the commune there is an ethnographic house, in which unique and specific ceramic objects are exposed and which can be visited by tourists.
Praid (Parajd). Near the village of Praid there are real salt masses that provide the salt deposits for mining. The salt mass at Praid is one of the largest salt deposits in Europe. According to the calculations, in a block of salt that is up to 2600 meters are found 2 billion tons of salt.Near the village of Praid there are real salt masses that provide the salt deposits for mining. The salt mass at Praid is one of the largest salt deposits in Europe. According to the calculations, in a block of salt that is up to 2600 meters are found 2 billion tons of salt.
Praid saline is not only an element of tourist attraction, interesting through the gallery spaces open for visiting, but it is also recognized for saline therapy, that is, for upper airway treatments. The saline can be accessed by buses running in 15-30 minutes, and the underground landscape is extraordinary.
Ghimes (Gyimes) valley
The Csangos from Ghimeș Valley fled in the areas inhabited today due to military obligations, so the etymology of the word "Csango" is related to the verb "to ceangăi" (to flee, to leave, to leave the community). Ghimeș Valley is populated since the end of the 17th century. Even today there are not only homogeneous villages, but some hamlets, called streams. The villagers of this area are close to nature, their culture is harmoniously linked to the rhythm of nature. Ghimeș Valley offers visitors a variety of cultural, ethnographic, religious events and customs, but at the same time the unique impression of being close to a true nature.Source: www.wikipedia.org