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Szeklerland Shines at Romania’s Tourism Destination of the Year 2024 Awards

MTI-Hungary Today 2024.05.22.

Szeklerland won several categories in the Tourism Destination of the Year 2024 awards in Romania, presented at the Ateneul Român (Romanian Athenaeum) concert hall in Bucharest.

In the theme and adventure parks category, Mini Transylvania Park, located in Băile Seiche (Szejkefürdő) near Odorheiu Secuiesc (Székelyudvarhely), was named Tourism Destination of the Year. Created by the team of the Szeklerland Legendarium, this multicultural-themed model park offers visitors the chance to see miniature replicas of more than 120 historical buildings in Transylvania.

The Mini Transylvania Park. Photo: minierdelypark.ro

The park, which can be toured by a miniature train (Mini Szekler Steamer), attracted over 120,000 visitors last year, mostly from within the country.

In the promotional films category, a film commissioned by Visit Harghita was the winner. Harghita County was promoted as a family-friendly destination by the Harghita Community Development Association and the film was produced by the Picture Lock film studio in Odorheiu Secuiesc.

The Daniel Castle Hotel in Tălișoara (Olasztelek). Photo: Facebook / Olasztelki Daniel Kastély

In the boutique hotels category, the Daniel Castle Hotel in Tălișoara (Olasztelek), Covasna County, was named the Tourism Destination of the Year. Built in the early 17th century in Renaissance styles by vice-captain Mihály Dániel of Tristiște, the castle has been converted several times and is now a luxury hotel. It features rooms in different styles with period furnishings, and murals depicting the Dániel family.

In the resort category, Sovata, known for its heliothermic Lacul Ursu (Medve-tó), villas reminiscent of 19th-century spa towns, and modern wellness hotels, came third behind Bran and Băile Felix (Félixfürdő).

Lacul Ursu (Medve-tó). Photo: Facebook / Szováta Város Önkormányzata – Primăria Sovata

The project “Băile Tușnad (Tusnádfürdő) and its surroundings” won a shared third place in the ecotourism category, behind a tourism enterprise from the Danube Delta and one from the Hațeg (Hátszeg) region.

Sibiu (Nagyszeben) won first place in the “Inspiring Cities” category and the Grand Prize for Destination of the Year 2024, receiving the most votes overall.

The Main square of Sibiu (Nagyszeben). Photo: Wikipedia

The rankings in 13 categories were decided by a jury of more than 200 tourism professionals, hundreds of thousands of public votes online, and a national poll.

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Via MTI; Featured Image: Pixabay

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