If you choose the Geoagiu Bai resort as your holiday destination, you will definitely not regret it. It is a place in Romania that is unique in the world.
In addition to the thermal water pools that you can enjoy, in the area you can visit and admire several dozen historical heritage sites, tourist sites, but also protected areas and viewpoints.
The tourist attractions in the Geoagiu Bai resort are the Roman baths located near the Geoagiu thermal baths complex, then the Roman road and the Cigmau Castle. The Romanesque chapel in Geoagiu, a round church that impresses with its miniature dimensions, is considered one of the oldest stone churches in Romania, if not the oldest.
So, Geoagiu-Băi is a well-known thermal center and spa resort located 18 kilometers north of Orăștie and 46 kilometers northeast of Deva, in a hilly area of Harghita county. It is located at an altitude of 350 meters, in the homonymous depression at the foot of the Metaliferi Mountains, at the confluence of the Geoagiu and Mureș rivers.
In Geoagiu-Băi there is the oldest stone church in Romania
Among the tourist attractions in the Geoagiu Bai resort, the Clocota waterfall, with a height of 20 meters) and the Grota Haiducilor, in Geoagiu Bai, where a treasure is said to be buried, definitely go on the list. For one-day hikes, you could include in the route the Collapsed Cave from Cigmau (80 percent of the cave collapsed in 1977) and the Walled Cave, from the village of Mada.
The history of the city of Geoagiu-Băi dates back to ancient times, specialists discovering evidence of human habitation in the region, but not only. It seems that the thermal waters of the region have been used since Roman times. The Romans recognized the healing properties of the mineral-rich springs, establishing a complex here called “Thermae Germisarae”.
Romanians who come to Geoagiu-Băi can enjoy a varied range of treatments, including mineral baths, mud baths, hydrotherapy, physiotherapy and massages. The spa resort offers modern facilities and accommodation options at various hotels and guesthouses, so tourists can also organize mini-vacations here.
The climate is moderate continental, without strong winds and frosts. Average annual temperature 9.8 degrees C. The natural healing factors consist of alkaline, slightly sulphurous, bicarbonated, magnesium, mesothermal and thermal mineral waters (29 – 32 degrees C); peat mud, ferruginous, sedative climate.
Among the therapeutic indications, we can list: disorders of the locomotor system (rheumatism, neuralgia); gynecological conditions, nutritional and metabolic diseases; dermatological diseases hepatitis, chronic cholecystitis. The ozonated air, always refreshed by the mountain breezes, also recommends the resort for the treatment of nervous system diseases, in states of fatigue, overwork, anemia, neuroses.
In 2008, Geoagiu-Băi was classified as a tourist resort of national interest. On September 27, 2010, the Geoagiu-Băi resort received, in Brussels, the title of Romania’s Tourist Destination of Excellence, at the EDEN 2010 Awards Gala, organized on the occasion of the European Day of Tourism.
In Roman times, the Geoagiu Baths were known as “Thermae Germisara” or “Germisara cum thermis”. The Roman thermal baths (Germisara) are preserved almost in the same form as in antiquity, being built in the current Geoagiu Bai locality, in a circular promontory with a diameter of 90-95 m. The baths functioned in two phases (Germisara and later Termele Dodonei ). In 1935, when digging the small pool in the current thermal water beach, the statues representing Aesculap (Aesculap) and Egeea (Hygeea) were unearthed, which testify to the intense life of those times. A temple dedicated to Nymphaea is also attested here, as well as deposits of altars, statues, coins and precious metal objects (seven gold votive plaques).
Thus, the Geoagiu-Băi resort is the ideal place if you want a combination of ancient thermal traditions and modern facilities, offering Romanians who arrive in the region a truly unique experience. If you want to plan a mini-vacation in the near future, we recommend that you note the location on the list.