What you can do/see in Csíkszereda, a small Romanian city?
This is the city where Hungarian and Romanian people live together, that’s why you find out when you arrive here find out that, this small town has two names. The Romanian name of the town is Miercurea- Ciuc , this is how you find it on Google Maps, people and tourist usually know it on this name, but Hungarian people use the name: Csíkszereda. You can find this duality everywhere, if you go around and you will recognize that, every name and information is written both Romanian and Hungarian. There is no need to worry about – there are some common and popular places, and English instruction too. If you are wondering if they speak English?Most of the young people speak English, if you need information or you are lost, you can ask them, but the elder ones rarely speak this language.
What you can visit in Csíkszereda?
Mikó FortressA historical place, which also functional as a museum. It’s easy to reach from any part of the town. In this place, you can find out more about the town and the fortress. The museum has exhibitions about the history of the fortress and the people's life all around here. Summer time mostly they have other exhibitions and different events, you can check out on their website in English too. The museum is closed on Monday. In June you visit the museum for free, during the Museum’s Nights. They organize many programs and you have a chance to join free trips with the museums see outside, check it out the archaeologist work and their new projects. You can find out more about the people's life and the past of the region.
Church of CsíksomlyóThe church is very important to Hungarian people. It’s a historical church related to Hungarian history. The church is beautiful outside and inside too. Inside you can find a statue of Virgin Mary with the little Jesus. People believe the statue has healing power, so many of them often visit the place. Especially, at the event of pilgrimage of Csíksomlyó organized on Pentecost. Many Hungarians come from Hungary and other countries. This is a big event in the town’s life and for the Hungarians. Many Hungarian dreams who live all around the worlds to come attend the pilgrimage .This event has historical and also religious background, but most people know just the religious one and they don’t know much about the historical background. If you visit the church, you can go and climb up to the hill of Csíksomlyó, where the event organized every year. On the way, you can find two chapels. Saint Antal Chapel and the Salvador Chapel. The Saint Antal chapel is only open during the event of pilgrimage, but you can see the chapel inside through the lattice door. The Salvador chapel also opens on pilgrimage or special occasions or for tourist groups, but you can go and visit around. Csíksomlyó have a different name, but it’s part of the town. You can reach it by bus( only works on weekdays) by cab( which expansive) or you can take a nice walk to there. It isn’t far from the town. On winter time you can ski, in the ski field of Csíksomlyó which is the closest field nearby.
Petőfi streetThe most famous street in Csíkszereda. You can find old buildings, restaurants, cafes, and shops around. You can take walk along the street. The town Mall lies on here. Which is pretty small and the only Mall in the town.It is easy to reach every part of the town. If you looking for a good restaurant here you will find it.
Where you can stay? Hotels, Guest houses, restaurants.The best hotel in the town is the Hunguest Hotel Fenyő, from this Hotel easy to go and see every sight in the town. The hotel’s restaurant is good too. You can eat here traditional foods as well. I suggest the guest houses there are more friendly and the people are nicer. The best places, however, outside the town, but easy to access the town by car.
The hotels you can find in the town:
- Hotel Merkur
- Csíki Hotel
- Hotel Park