"Pearl of Szentegyháza" is surrounded by picturesque landscapes and wonderful places, such as the Vargyas Valley with its mineral water springs and protected plants, or the covered crucifixes of the Roman Catholic cemetery. A special point of tourist interest is the clearing of narcissuses with a surface of 300 ha and a density of 180-200 flowers per square meter.
Killer Lake is situated 90 kilometers from Szentegyháza. It is a unique, natural phenomena, a marvelous spot high up in the mountains and it is the only European lake situated in a volcanic crater. The "Békás szoros" (Bicaz Gorge) is another fabulous place to visit.
Csíksomlyo, situated in the neighborhood of Csíkszereda Municipality, is the meeting place of hundreds of Hungarians and other people from all over the world. Every year at Pentecost a pilgrimage takes place here.
Harghita Madaras is one of the most popular ski and resort center in Transylvania.
It is 1600 above sea level and it is situated only 36 km from Szekelyudvarhely. Harghita
Madaras is open throughout the year.
Farkaslaka is the native village of the great Transylvanian writer, Áron Tamási. His house of birth and his grave can be visited here.
Szejkefürdő is regarded as the recreation center of Székelyudvarhely. Two significant museums can be found here: the Museum of Mineral Water and the Museum of Székely Gates, which demonstrates the ornamental art of the Székely gates in the region of Székelyudvarhely. Passing through the gates one can arrive to the tombstone of Balázs Orbán, the great Transylvanian ethnographer.
We offer you a whole day trip to the picturesque lake, Saint Anne's Lake. Visiting Baile Tusnad (Tusnádfürdő - HU), the balneo-climateric health-resort, is also included.
The Legend of Saint Anne's lake
The formation of Saint Anne's Lake is often connected to a legend according to which there was a king who had two sons. Before the king died he had divided his kingdom between his sons: Lord of Budos and Lord of Balvanyos. They had only two interests: competing with one another and amassing riches. One day Lord of Budos bought the most splendid horses in the country. In order to compete with his brother, the Lord of Balvanyos had picked the twelve most beautiful of the maidens and ordered them to be harnessed to the coach. Then he rode to his brother's castle with the maidens pulling the coach. He whipped the maidens to go faster as a storm was approaching but they were exhausted and could not go faster. Then the most beautiful maiden, Anna, cursed the Lord of Balvanyos. She wished the ground would open up and the Lord of Balvanyos would fall into it. God heard Anna's cries and everything happened just as she wished. The Lord fell into its womb along with the twelve maidens. Then suddenly the skies opened and a storm filled the hole with rain. Within moments a lake had formed. The Lord turned into a dragon, and the twelve maidens became swans.