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Sovata (Hungarian Szováta) is a spa town in Szeklerland.


Located in a hilly area next to the Gurghiu mountains in eastern Transylvania, Sovata is a mid-size resort known for its salt lakes.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

The resort is reached by frequent buses from the regional hub Târgu Mureş (one hour-one hour and half travel time), at least one bus from Cluj (three hours and half travel time) and Iaşi (five hours and half).

By train[edit]

Sovata is located on a secondary railway with limited service: 4-5 trains daily from Blaj on the Bucharest-Brasov-Cluj mainline (three-four hours travel time). The railway is operated by the private company Regiotrans [dead link].

Get around[edit]

The resort is walkable.


  • 1 Bear Lake (Lacul Ursu) (the northern part of the resort). The largest of the local salt lakes. You can take a dip in the lake and enjoy its supposed therapeutic properties.



  • 1 Aluniș.





Accommodations are available in numerous guesthouses (prices starting around €15/night) and several hotels (from €20/night).


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