Praid (Apt. 74753)

  • 8 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom


Praid, on the western side of Harghita county, is situated 38 km from Odorheiu Secuiesc and 6 km from Sovata. The main attraction of the region is the salt mine which has been known since the Roman period. The pension is located in the centre of the city, 150 meters from the salt mine and 200 meters from a salt water swimming pool. In the pension's backyard there is a garage for guests. The backyard is bordered by a creek
Due to the extensive salt mining over many, many years (since 1762), large underground halls have been formed, where a unique salt-mine micro-climate has been created, with relatively constant temperatures (between 14 and 16 degrees Celsius), low humidity (66-70%) and greater pressure than on the surface (735-738 mmHg on average), and a highly ionized air
Today the salt mine, besides the exploitation of salt, is a place of medical treatment. The underground halls (level 50) lie at a depth of 120 meters from the surface. The treatment consists of the inhalation of air from the mine for 4 hours daily, this being very beneficial for diseases of the respiratory apparatus (asthma, bronchitis and allergies). Visitors are transported a distance of 1250 meters by bus
The salt mine provides the following attractions: illuminated underground halls, Internet access, playgrounds for children, buffet and shops, museum and art exhibition, billiards tables, table tennis tables, other sports activities including badminton, medical gymnastics and an ecumenical chapel - all specially created for your relaxation. Furthermore, it is open year round
In Praid there is a salt water swimming pool whose salt content is very high. Besides this open-air swimming pool, visitors may also enjoy the beneficial effect of the indoor salt water spas, very helpful for rheuma treatment. The beneficial effect of the salt bath may be felt on the whole body. It is healing, calming, physically and psychically relaxing, as well as antiseptic and sterilizing. A single bath lasts from 10 minutes up to 30 minutes, depending on the individual. The temperature of the salt water is 36 degrees Celsius. A treatment consists of 10-14 warm baths without interruption. The salt baths operate between the 1st of June and the 1st of October
The Bucin mountain peak is 10 km away. Here you will find some ski slopes which are open during the winter. There are other ski slopes near Sovata, aproximately 20 km away
This pension has 19 rooms: 10 furnished with two single beds and 9 with king size beds
Every room has a TV, fridge, bathroom, wardrobe, coffee table and chairs
The pension also has a reception area, lobby and restaurant

* Neighborhood information:
The Hill of Salt is called "salt back" by the local people (its highest point is 576m). It covers the largest salt body in the country. It's roots are buried underground between 2. 7–3 km in depth. Here 3 billion tons of salt can be found
This salt settlement is one of the biggest in Europe. It's reserve could provide the salt needs of Europe for hundreds of years into the future. The salt from the Transylvania Basin is very old (approx. 20-22 millions years), as is the salt from Praid
From Praid you can reach a lot of excursion destinations like Odorheiu Secuiesc which is the hometown of the Seklers; Corund, famous for its traditional pottery; a reservoir lake in Zetea; Sighisoara with its castle of Dracula; Killer Lake; the Bicaz gorges; Tusnad Spa; St. Anna Lake; and Balea Lake in Transfagaras
One of the most important destinations is the balneary and climatic spa of Sovata, 6 km away, which operates year round. There is also Ursul Lake which is a heliothermal lake (very good for swimming) and the only one of its kind in Europe, not to mention being the largest one of its kind in the world. By the helio-thermal effect the salt water becomes warm and has different temperatures at different depths (19-20C on the surface, 30-40C at a depth of 1 m, 40-60 C at 1. 5-2 m depths). The salt content is 40-250 g/l. It's waters and sapropelic mud are famous for their healing properties. Reputedly there have been successful treatments of rheumatic and gynecologic diseases (sterility)
Treatment throughout the year: in summer bathe in the salt water; excursions to the surroundings to visit the lakes and mountains of salt; walks in the medium of nature; and the enjoyment of sports (tennis, rowing, cycling)
In winter, there are opportunities to try winter sports: skiing and ski-bottom on the track located meadows of the station (to 6 km) equipped with ski lifts
Praid is surrounded by mountain springs, steep rocks and beautiful forests which provide the opportunity for an unforgettable holiday!

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