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Hotel Coral
Hotel Coral 3 stars Satu Mare, Satu Mare

Coral*** hotel is the newest and most modern accommodation unit in the county of Satu Mare and presently it has facilities and services of the highest quality. The hotel has rooms for non -... More details

Vila/pension Satu Mare

Villa RANIA 3 daisies Satu Mare, Satu Mare

Rania*** villa is the idealplace for both leisure and business trip, creating a warm and relaxing atmosphere for an excellent stay in the city of Satu Mare and its surrounding areas. If you are... More details

Description of the destination Satu Mare

Satu Mare County is situated in the north – west of Romania, having a total surface of 4,418 km², in the cross-border area with Hungary and Ukraine, bordering the counties of Bihor, Salaj and Maramures. The relief of the county varies from 120 m up to 1240 m, comprising plains (63%), hills (20%) and mountains (17%). The climate is temperate - continental. The hydrographic network includes: Someş River (60 km in the county), Tur River (66 km in the county) and Crasna River (57 km in the county).

The administrative structure of the county is the following: two cities (Satu Mare - 115,630 inhabitants and Carei - 23,268 inhabitants); two towns (Negreşti Oaş - 13,956 inhabitants and Tăşnad - 9,649 inhabitants); 57 communes (having 226 villages – 206,593 inhabitants).

The most important areas in terms of tourism are:
Codru area - presents attractive landscapes such as those of Oteloaia, Apa, Bolzii Valley, Crucisor, Hodişa, Izvorul lui Pintea, and the surroundings with mineral springs (Beltiug) and thermal springs (Dobra and Acas).
Oas Country area situated along the route Satu Mare - Sighetu Marmatiei, with the possibility of communication, on the asphalt road, with the historical Maramures and northern Moldavia; it is a complex area, with valuable points of interest and varied attractive landscapes, folk art and folklore and famous products (brandy from Oas).

Among the major points of tourist interest, we mention:
SATU MARE – seat of the county - offers a range of attractions for visitors:
- County Museum includes departments of archeology, history, ethnography and folk art (section arranged in a building from XVIII century in Gothic and Baroque style, historical monument).
- Art Museum: built in the second half of the nineteenth century, in Gothic style, bought in 1798 and subsequently modified by Baron Vecsey, being also known as the “House Vecsey”; it houses now the art department of the County Museum.
- The Roman Catholic Cathedral - built between 1786-1798, in neoclassical style; it has monumental portal, with attic gable supported by six Corinthian capital columns.
- The building of Dacia hotel (Libertatii Square), dating from 1911, remarkable for its architecture (Secession).
- Philharmonic – the Philharmonic building is a wing of Dacia hotel. It was built in 1902, on the place of the old City Hall of the city, in the Secession style. The concert hall, famous for its acoustics, has a capacity of 320 seats.
- Firefighters tower overlooking the area around the old town is a building dating from 1904.
- Bixad Monastery - located in the village with the same name. Monastic life at Bixad exists from the time of the Princely Maramures, the house of worship being there for sure in the XVIth century. Between 1981-1988 there were restoration works under the guidance of National Cultural Heritage. On the spiritual cultural plan was given a special attention to restoring the monastery library, which now numbers over 3,000 volumes, both from acquisitions and donations. For dwelling of the monastery there were made two icons, "Savior" and "Mother of God", equipping the church with all the necessary objects for the divine service. The Orthodox Church dedicated to "St. Apostles Peter and Paul"is one of the few monuments of stone existing in this part of the Romanian land. The monument, with stone walls, keeps the Byzantine plan, cross shaped, with lateral semicircular apses and a tall tower.
- Luna Ses recreation area – it will be developped a tourist area for winter sports through a planning and realization of tourism potential. The attraction of the place is explained by the short distance towards urban areas and easily accessible, by warm weather protected from winds, by the relatively rich river network (Talna, Brada, Tiganului valleys) and populated with trout, by the possibilities that offers for camping and hiking on marked routes, by mineral soda water springs, indicated in digestive diseases and diabetes. Other recreation areas in the county are: Homoroade, Crucis, Tiream, Noroieni Padure.

Among other points of tourist interest in the area of Satu Mare County, we mention:
Acas (38 km from Satu Mare): thermal mineral water springs (46 ° C), bicarbonate, sodium, hypotonic, total mineralization 180 mg%; pool with thermal mineral water; Gothic style church built in XIII century; Acas - Reformed Church; Ady Endre - Memorial House.
Ady Endre (15 km from Carei + 6 km of local road): the village where was born poet Ady Endre, memorial house. Springs with thermal water (72 ° C), bicarbonate, chloride, sodium, hypotonic; indications: rheumatism, gynecological, endocrine.
Apa: Vasile Lucaciu memorial house, a monument of folk architecture specific to the lower Somes area, from the first half of the XIX century;  water surfaces about 90 ha - it has become a recreation place of local interest (pool, fishing, camping).
Ardud (20 km from Satu Mare): ruins of Ardud fortress (XV century) belonging to the Romanian ruler Bartholomew Dragfi, a relative of Stefan cel Mare. In its place, Alexandru Karolyi has built a castle in 1630. It is preserved one of the towers, rebuilt in 1896 in Gothic style.
Baile Puturoasa (9 km from the village of Varna, forest road) - seasonal resort with mineral springs bicarbonate, chloride-sodium, carbonated isotherm; indications: diseases of the locomotor system, gynecological.
Bixad (5 km from the locality of Negresti Oas) – seasonal resort located in a region of forested hills; therapeutic factors: mineral springs with bicarbonate, sodium, carbonated, chlorinated, brominated, calcium, magnesium, ferruginous, sulphurous waters; monastery in Byzantine style that dates from XVI century with its own library which has over 3000 volumes.
Beltiug (35 km from Satu Mare) – village with developed fruit-wine industry. It is the point of departure to the monuments of wooden architecture of the XVII – XVIII centuries: Bold (5 km), Soconzel (12 km) and Stana (12 km). At approximately 1 km, on a local road, there is Baile Beltiug, seasonal resort (200 m high) with oligominetarl water springs, chlorinated, sodium, calcium, magnesium, ferruginous, total mineralization of 464 mg%; facilities for warm mineral water baths; indications: rheumatic, gynecological disorders.
Carei (36 km from Satu Mare) - town where took place the last fighting in Romania in the Second World War. Points of interest: Roman soldier monument (made by sculptor Vida Geza); the City Museum installed in the Karolyi family Castle, built in the late eighteenth century and surrounded by a valuable arboretum; currently here operates a riding camp and the existing carriage can be rented for various occasions; medieval buildings, headquarters of craftsmen guilds; pottery and handicraft workshops. The village is at the same time also a seasonal resort (160 m altitude) with curative factors: hypotonic mineral water, thermal waters (52 ° C), chloride, iodine, bicarbonate, sodium, calcium, magnesium, total mineralization 804.8 mg 4%, facilities for cure, outdoor pools with thermal mineral water.
Calinesti-Oas (38 km from Satu Mare) pool with accumulation lake on the river Tur valley that has become a big tourist attraction, something that is explained by its position in a natural setting consisting of deciduous forests covering the slopes which descend to the banks of the lake, in addition with wide opportunities for recreational activities; tourist cottage (16 seats) equipped with restaurant, bar and terrace, a minihotel and a significant number of chalets.
Chilia (25 km from Satu Mare, 1 km of local road) – here there is a village museum that is being installed in one of the many renowned houses for the beauty of architectural style, typical of the Codru ethnographic region.
Homorodu de Sus (30 km from Satu Mare) – village at the edge of Homoroade forest, recreational place; the lake and forest Oteloaia where takes place annually, in August, the Forest Folklore Festival.
Huta-Certeze (55 km from Satu Mare) village where you can visit the inn "Sambra Oilor" which offers traditional dishes to the tourists: polenta with cheese and milk, berries that are very tasty accompanied with a glass of palinka. Here, during the winter season, you can practice specific winter sports (skiing, sleighing) and annually, in May, takes place the holiday "Sambra oilor" at Hutacov boarding farm.
Luna - Ses (58 km from Satu Mare) - area of recreation, leisure and mountain travel of local and county interest, seasonal.
Medieşul Aurit (32 km from Satu Mare) – village with archeological reservation - Dacian pottery kilns, Dacian coin hoard (III-IV centuries); the ruins of the camp Medieşul Aurit; monument dedicated to the memory of the heroes of the Revolution of 1848.
Negresti - Oas (50 km from Satu Mare) young civic center located in the heart of the famous ethnic area “Oas Country”. Tourist attractions: Museum of Oas County (departments of archeology, ethnography and folk art specific of the area) and the Open-air Museum of Oas County. The Open air Museum of Oas County is right in the center of Negresti Oas and very close to the national road DN 19, Satu Mare - Sighetu Marmatiei. Considered with good reason "ethnographic village" of Oas County, the outdoor museum of Negresti Oas is dominated by the wooden church from Lechinta Oas, popular architectural monument dating from the first half of the XVII century. Around the church, there are 7country houses and household annexes, a pottery shop, one of blacksmith and 2 technical installations of water: a vertical wheel mill and a mill with 4 hammers for peasant cloth processing. Special note is the fact that the masters who work at the museum (miller, blacksmith, potters) are not simple demonstrations of their craft; visitors of the museum meet the locals who come to tgrind at the mill, to wash, to repair farm implements or to shoe their horses. The framework of a special scenic, with characteristic hospitality and tradition is a tourist destination for many tourists with special valences.

Noroieni Forest (8 km from Satu Mare) summer entertainment place, especially in weekends.
Tasnad (65 km from Satu Mare) – watering and climate resort. Tourist attractions: museum located in a building of the XVIII century with sections of history - archeology and ethnography, thermal water pool.
Turt-Bai (20 km from Satu Mare) seasonal resort from the village with the same name, with curative factors: strong ferruginous mineral water, chloride, sulphate, calcium, magnesian, total mineralization 1836 mg%; cure installations for warm baths with mineral water ; indications: rheumatic, gynecologic disorders.
Maria Valley (2.5 kilometers from the village of Vama) picturesque area in the middle of a deciduous forest. Mineral springs with bicarbonate, chloride, sodium, soda, isotonic waters, total mineralization 1200 mg%.
Vama (44 km from Satu Mare) old pottery center, famous in the country and abroad; shop selling pottery exhibition.
Local Holidays and Annual Festivals:
- Satu Mare Holiday, May 14;
- Sambra oilor (Huta-Certeze, May) - the biggest rustic celebration of Oas Countyr inhabitants is “Sambra oilor”, linked to the traditional occupation of grazing; the annual festival takes place in May and symbolizes spring and pasture of sheep. After the "measurement of milk" begins the feast with goodies, "berries" and plum brandy, after which people are singing and dancing. The dances of Oas Country are inspired by the jerky rhythm of the violin and the beats of hands.
- Forest Folk Festival (Oteloaia, August) - ethnographic and folklore specific elements of which stand out the difficult and spectacular dances; this festival takes place in late August in a beautiful natural setting of Oteloaia forest.
- Folk Festival of nationalities (Bogdand, September).
- Strawberries Festival (Calinesti-Oas, Halmeu, June).
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