Circuit Targu Mures – Turda. The visit at Turda Salt Mine is a unique experience, as the mines exploitation are dating from the Pre-Roman ages. During the Austro-Hungarian domination, the exploitation of the salt mines was carved in a bell-shaped gallery, which currently offers an outerworly landscape. As a result of an investment of 6 million euros, the salt mine was modernized with an amphitheater, a modern elevator and a wheel which was specially designed as to allow the visitors to admire the salt stalactites. Inside there is also a lake with a pier on which the visitors can rent boats. The route continues to the city of Alba Iulia. Formerly known as Alba Carolina Citadel, this city houses a fortress built in Vauban style. At the beginning of the 17th century The Habsburg Empire built this citadel as a defense bastion against Ottoman invasions. The initiator of the construction was Prince Eugene of Savoya, who was considered the eminence of the Habsburg Empire. In the fortress, the visitors can admire The Cathedral of King Ferdinand and Queen Maria”s coronation, built in the Byzantine style shaped like a Greek cross. Accommodation will be provided at Archia Manor
or similar. This house belongs to the family of contemporary landowners, the Szabos, who managed to transform this house in a place where tradition and modernity are perfectly intertwined. The tourists will have the chance to unwind in an oasis of tranquility, to experience horse ridings and enjoy the gastronomic bio products.