Sângeorz-Băi is a hydro-thermal resort, situated the North-East of Bistrita-Nasaud County. It is crossed by Somesul Mare river. The mineral water here – nine springs in total – have made the place a popular mountain resort for tourists, especially those undergoing a climatic treatment (digestive disorders and rheumatic diseases).
Sângeorzul – authentic, no-blend Romanian village. It is also one of the most beautiful Romanian villages everywhere. You can see almost only solid and bright houses, with three, four rooms, wide windows, with bright lamps burning behind them. The wide yard is surrounded by wooden fences. The people from Sângeorz who also have a beautiful new church, are rich people; their main occupation is taking care of cattle. One of them went to Romania, where he was a good school headmaster and a diligent helper of Minister Haret. Solomon Haliţă wanted to give his village a new cultural house, which he had bought for this village; it is that beautiful building near the road, where one of our bench is placed. The famous mineral waters can be found near Sângeorz, gathering many visitors in summer. The water, as the place where it gathers, is called “borcut”, “wine fountain”. In Moldova, this “borvis” water was brought and bottled in large bottles, with thin walls and a tight neck. Whatever they may contain, they are still called “borcuturi” today …
NICOLAE IORGA, Neamul românesc în Ardeal şi Ţara Ungureascăthe [the Romanian nation in Transylvania and the Hungarian Country]
A resort of national importance and stabilized operating regime (known as a hydro-thermal resort since the 17th century), Sângeorz-Băi enjoys a moderate mountain climate with cool summers (with July’s average temperature of 5,5°C). The average annual temperature is 7,5°C, humidity exceeding 82%. The resort has numerous mineral bicarbonate waters, chloride, sodium, calcium, magnesium springs which are carbonated, hypertonic and isotonic, mineral mud, mofettes.
The resort’s main attraction is represented by the eight mineral water springs that were discovered one by one since the 13th century. The water is rich in calcium and is recommended for digestive, hepatobiliary, eating, respiratory and musculoskeletal disorders. There is also the possibility to try acupuncture, hydrotherapy, aerosol and electrotherapy at the resort. The Sângeorz Băi resort facilitates installations for warm baths and internal cures with mineral water or mud wraps are recommended. The mountainous waters come from the vicinity of the Rodnei Mountains and they begin their outpouring at 1.800 meters altitude, close to the Cormai locality.
Those who arrive in the village can visit the Museum of Contemporary Art, part of the Bistrița Năsăud Museum Complex. Inside the cultural complex there are lodgings for artists, restoration workshops and a library, the key strengths that attract visitors. The museum contains objects and works of contemporary art. Place of worship Buna Vestire Church, built in the mid-18th century, is another tourist attraction worth seeing and close to the resort, in Cormaia locality.
Visit the oficial site www.singeorzbai.com