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Călimăneşti (also known as Călimăneşti-Căciulata) is a spa town in Oltenia.


Călimăneşti seen from the Olt river

Located in a beautiful mountainous area between Sibiu and Râmnicu Vâlcea, Călimăneşti is a small resort known for its mineral springs.

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By bus[edit]

Călimăneşti is along a major bus route: hourly buses reach it from Râmnicu Vâlcea (a 20-30 minutes trip), 8-9 buses from Sibiu (1½ hours away), 7-8 buses from Cluj (5 hours away) and at least six direct buses from Bucharest (a 3½-hours trip).

By train[edit]

There are trains from Rămnicu Vălcea approximately every two hours (travel times between 15 and 45 minutes), 4-5 times per day from Sibiu (2-2½ hours travel time), two trains from Bucharest (4½-5 hours) and one from Craiova (2¼ hours).

Get around[edit]

Călimăneşti itself is walkable, but to get to the northern suburb Căciulata it's advisable to take one of the above mentioned buses or the train (get off at Păuşa station).


  • 1 Mânăstirea Cozia (Cozia monastery) (at the northern end of the resort on the road to Sibiu). An impressive 13th century monastery. Cozia Monastery (Q3320280) on Wikidata Cozia Monastery on Wikipedia






Accommodations are available in numerous guesthouses (prices starting around €10) and several hotels (from €25).


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