Sovata is a little town in the heart of Transylvania, in Mureș county, surrounded by rolling hills and blanketed in forests of beech, oak, hornbeam, elm, chestnut, and fir, and nearby is the Muntele de Sare (the Salt Mountain). Sovata is renowned for having a few lakes with chlorinated and sodic (high concentration of sodium) water, of which the most renowned is Lacul Ursu (Ursu Lake), which presents a unique phenomenon called the heliothermic phenomenon: in the summer, the water temperature varies according to the accumulation of solar heat in the saltwater, the warm water is protected by a layer of freshwater coming from streamlets, which does not combine with the salt water, but is contained on the surface, acting as a thermal insulator. Travel guide with information on some of the best things to do in it. Things to do in Romania while Travel to Sovata.
These lakes with chlorinated and sodic water, as well as their mud, have therapeutic properties for many conditions, especially for gynecological conditions.
Besides gynecological conditions, the following conditions such as degenerative, inflammatory, rheumatic, post – traumatic disorders, nervous system disorders, endocrine disorders and cardiovascular illnesses are also treated. Treatments available in Sovata include warm baths in a bathtub or pool, with water from the resort lakes, warm mud wrapping, physical therapy, electrotherapy, hydrotherapy, sauna and physiotherapy.
Ensana have 2 beautiful wellness hotels in Sovata called the Bradet Health Spa Hotel or Sovata Health Spa Hotel and both are world renowned and provide health services and treatments.
Sovata is known for treating gynaecological conditions
According to claims of renowned gynecologists, specializing in the treatment of couple infertility, Sovata is the only natural treatment center for infertility, not only in Romania, but from Central and Eastern Europe. The saltwater and the sapropelic mud treat female infertility, and unpleasant symptoms generated by pre – menopause and menopause.
Until the development of modern technologies, such as intrauterine insemination or in vitro fertilisation, Sovata was the only natural infertility treatment centre in Europe. The medical tourists visiting this center are from Canada, USA, Asian countries and, of course, Europe. Tourists with special needs are also catered for in Sovata.
Various popular landmarks located around Sovata
The Praid salt mine is a rock salt mine located approximately 10km from Sovata and it is one of the largest salt mines in Romania and Europe, its exploitation spanning hundreds of years due to being an income source for the locals. You can reach Salt Mountain by bus, through a 1,500 metre – long tunnel, and the salt mine boasts an underground 120 metre deep townlet. The Praid salt mine is accessible to persons with disabilities, but can be contraindicative for those with pulmonary tuberculosis, high blood pressure stage III, epilepsy, claustrophobia, etc.
Sighisoara, the timeless inhabited citadel, was founded in the 12th century by the Transylvanian Saxons brought in the area by Hungarian kings. Sighisoara is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe. It is approximately 70km from Sovata, and is one of the benchmark cities in Transylvania, a favorite for foreign tourists. The charm and historical value of the buildings and streets of Sighisoara have determined its inclusion in UNESCO heritage.
If already in this part of the country it is also advisable to visit Corund, a village located approximately 18km away from Sovata. Corund is famous for its pottery and ceramic works, being one of the pottery centers of Transylvania. Each household here has a small workshop, and the pots with various shapes and sizes are artistically painted by local masters. The motifs are floral or zoomorphic, of Székely origin and are available in significant colors such as red, cobalt blue, brown or multi-coloured. A visit to Corund is an experience and a beautiful place to create memories to share with loved ones as well as providing the most authentic and perfect gift.
Sovata has everything a great holiday destination needs such as stunningly preserved natural landscapes, historic towns, varied sports and leisure opportunities and the world renowned unique lakes, whose saltwater and mud provide the perfect opportunity to take time out for a wellness holiday and equally deserved relax!