Buila-Vânturarița National Park – discover a fairytale place hidden in the mountains

If you plan a mountain getaway, we suggest you venture into the Buila-Vânturarița National Park. Here you will discover an oasis of peace right in the forest’s heart. Summer is the perfect season for hiking in the mountains, especially since you will escape the sweltering heat of the big cities. The tranquillity conferred by the mountain will completely relax you, and you will forget all your worries and problems. The Simfonia Hotel also offers excellent accommodation, where the hotel staff will treat you with care. We will try as much as possible to make your stay relaxing and feel great. Everyone deserves a vacation now and then, and a little adventure in the mountains is just what you need to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the big cities.

Buila-Vânturarița National Park – a hike in the mountains

A walk in the Buila-Vânturarița National Park is ideal for those looking for this type of outdoor fun and relaxation. It is a route that can be done in a maximum of 4 hours, or even less if you have a little training. It is recommended to wear appropriate equipment to avoid the risk of injury.

Buila-Vânturarița National Park is a protected area in Romania, being the smallest national park with an area of 4186 ha. The park is located in the south of the Căpățănii Mountains, between Vârful Buila and Vânturarița Mare. The national park stands out for its floristic and faunal diversity. The national park was established in 2005.

In the Buila-Vânturariţa Massif you will find the following plant species:

  • – Rare species – Viola alpina – rock axe, Taxus baccata – yew, Lilium jankae – mountain lily, Lilium martagon – forest lily, Centaurea atropurpurea – cypress, Pinus mugo – juniper;
  • – endemic species: Centaurea pinnafida, Dianthus spiculifolius, Juniperus sabina.
  • – endangered species = species in danger of extinction whose survival is improbable if the causal factors continue to act or whose populations have been impoverished to a critical level (eg Leontopodium alpinum – the cornflower);
  • – vulnerable species: Trollius europaeus – mountain bulb, Dianthus spiculifolius, Daphne mezereum – dwarf tulichina, Daphne blagayana – white ivy);

The national park is also home to 28 species of orchids.

The fauna is as diverse as the flora. In Buila-Vânturarița National Park, we meet reptiles (lizard, wall lizard, brown snake, viper), mammals (horseshoe bat, typical bat, pond bat, black Capra, deer, badger, stone marten, forest marten, bear, lynx, wolf, etc. Tourists fond of birds can also admire the little screaming eagle, the red jay, the mountain woodpecker, the owl, the oak woodpecker, the black stoner, the mountain thrush, the evening tern or the mountain grouse.

It is very easy to reach by car, the simplest route being from the national road DN67 (Târgu Jiu-Râmnicu Vâlcea). The main access routes are through the localities of Bistriţa (Vâlcea County), Băile Olăneşti, Bărbăteşti, Pietreni and Cheia (Vâlcea County).

Also, if you are in the area, you can visit Horezu, the pottery city. If you go on a day trip to Horezu, don’t miss another chance to see the only place in Romania where natural silk is obtained, but it is also woven, found in Vâlcea County, in the village of Stoenești.

Buila-Vânturarița National Park – Accommodation at Hotel Simfonia

Buila-Vânturarița National Park is a beautiful place and an important tourist attraction in ​​Vâlcea County. If you are in the area, do not hesitate to visit this peaceful place, where the falling water will give you a feeling of relaxation and peace. Râmnicu Vâlcea is also home to several tourist attractions that you should not miss, including the Râmnicu Vâlcea Zoo.

You can have your dream vacation in Romania right in Râmnicu Vâlcea, and the Simfonia hotel offers you the ideal accommodation, where you can spend a few days relaxing, far from the crowds of big cities. You will be charmed by the beautifully appointed rooms and dedicated staff here. The hotel also offers you the opportunity to enjoy the view of the town of Râmnicu Vâlcea and the Făgăraș mountains from the panoramic terrace. There you will be able to enjoy a delicious meal accompanied by a wine that will leave you with a pleasant aftertaste after every sip. Choose Hotel Simfonia for a dream stay!

The zoo from Râmnicu Vâlcea

The zoo from Râmnicu Vâlcea is a perfect place for families. You should not miss this tourist attraction if you are in the area. You can stay at the Simfonia Hotel and enjoy the main tourist attractions in the area, as well as the beautiful landscapes that will take your breath away. You can also admire the panoramic view of the city from the hotel’s terrace, which offers you an exceptional view. Râmnicu Vâlcea is a small and welcoming town that can be your refuge for a few days of relaxation, where you will forget your daily problems and worries. A vacation is always welcome, and those at the Simfonia hotel will spoil you with the most delicious cuisine and impeccably arranged rooms for a pleasant stay.

The zoo from Râmnicu Vâlcea – what you can discover in this place

The zoo from Râmnicu Vâlcea will undoubtedly please both children and parents. Here you will find the old-time joy and excitement of seeing animals, birds and reptiles, such as emus, iguanas, tarantulas, guinea pigs, kangaroos, raccoons, baboons, silver pheasants, deer, bears, llamas, foxes or even a jaguar. The little ones will be impressed by all these animals, as they don’t have the chance to see them every day. The zoo is open to everyone, starting at all ages. The park also offers leisure facilities to visitors: a multi-purpose educational hall, a relaxation room and a children’s playground. More than that, the zoo also benefits from a public water tank at European standards.

Visitors to the zoo in Râmnicu Vâlcea can also enjoy riding lessons. Horses are sensational animals, and this noble sport, riding, is a great way to spend your free time.

The zoo houses different animals you can visit and photograph all year round. Also, if you are also passionate about other activities in nature, such as cycling or hiking in the mountains, then you have come to the perfect place.

In Râmnicu Vâlcea, you have at your disposal various tourist attractions, such as the Anton Pann memorial house, the History Museum and the “Casa Simian” art museum. This beautiful area of Romania is worth exploring ahead of time, as it has many fascinating places to show.

The Zoo from Râmnicu Vâlcea – explore this dream place!

The zoo from Râmnicu Vâlcea is open throughout the year:

  • Winter (November-March) – 09:00-18:00
  • Summer (April-October) – 08:00-20:00
  • Visiting rates are:
  • Adults – 3 lei
  • Children, Students (5-18 years) – 2 lei
  • Children (under five years) – free
  • Organized groups (minimum ten people) – 1 leu/person

Hotel Simfonia is the only place in the city where the view of the mountains of Făgăraș opens wide, of overwhelming beauty. Everything is a symphony of ideas meant to gladden the hearts of those it hosts. This 4-star boutique will make your dream stay, and you will want to extend your vacation as much as possible. The hotel is perfect for those who want to relax and escape from the overcrowded cities, which do not offer the necessary tranquillity we sometimes crave. Our staff will make you feel at home.

Frăsinei Monastery – the only place of worship where access to women is prohibited

The Frăsinei Monastery was built of wood and erected in 1710 by two monks of Bulgarian origin, Hilarion and Stefan. The Monastery had the blessing of the bishop of Râmnic, Inochentie, with the patron saint of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist.

The Monastery is located in Muereasca commune, Vâlcea county, 24 km from Râmnicu Vâlcea. Also, the Simfonia hotel offers you luxury accommodation, where you can spend a few relaxing days with your family. The hotel also has a panoramic terrace from where you can admire the mountains and the city. Everything will be according to your expectations. You will have beautiful days, far from the hustle and bustle of big cities.

While you are in Râmnicu Vâlcea, you can visit the main tourist attractions, such as the Vâlcean Village Museum, the History Museum, the Anton Pann Memorial House, the “Casa Simian” Art Museum or the Râmnicu Vâlcea Courthouse. Also, in Râmnicu Vâlcea, a place full of history, there are several churches that all tourists can visit. You have the opportunity to visit the Church of the Annunciation, the Pious Paraschiva Church, the Church of St. George or the Church of St. Dumitru.

Frăsinei Monastery – a brief history

The Frăsinei Monastery is one of the oldest monastic settlements in the Metropolis of Oltenia. In the place of worship, access to women is prohibited, reserved exclusively for monks and male persons who come to pray. This decision was made by the Holy Hierarch Calinicus, who visited the Monastery in the 19th century and decided that no woman should set foot there. The consumption of meat should be prohibited. If a woman breaks this rule, she will be under a curse, and all misfortunes will come upon her, such as poverty, filth and other harsh punishments. A specific law does not give this prohibition. Still, women respect this decision and avoid stepping on the threshold of the Ash Monastery because of the legends related to the curses of Saint Calinicus. According to some stories from the area, all the women who violated the rule imposed by Saint Calinicus were punished, except for one daughter of a shepherd in the area. She entered the Monastery without being aware of the ban and fell ill with epilepsy. However, Saint Calinicus saved her, as the girl did not purposely break the ban.

Women are not allowed to approach the church within two kilometres. Those who want to pray can do so in the new church, where services are held on holidays and Sundays. Two kilometres before reaching the Monastery, the ban on women is announced through the following warning: “It is strictly forbidden for female persons to climb higher” through the “Covenant of Saint Calinicus.”

Also, the Frăsinei Monastery is the only one whose wealth has not been secularized. Thanks to Saint Calinic, who intervened with Nicolae Krețulescu, the assets of the Monastery were saved.

The name Frăsinei comes from the ash forests in the area. The place of worship was built by two monks, Ilarion and Stefan, who had retired to that area. At first, they lived in a wooden hut, having only a chapel where they prayed. After 1718, the two decide to settle there permanently. They go to Bishop Inochentie of Ramnic and New Severin to obtain the blessing necessary for the foundation of the new hermitage.

The Frăsinei Monastery – Painting

The painting in the Frăsinei Monastery was made in an academic style by Mişu Pop from Braşov. The blue colour is predominant and gives the place of worship an ambience of peace and serenity. In the pronaos are represented significant figures of hermits who each carry in their hands a rag on which is written an idea from the teaching or practice of prayer and his asceticism. In the Monastery, we also find the portrait of Saint Calinicus, the founder, inscribed: “Calinic Cernicanu Românu Pămănteanu.” On the right side is painted Metropolitan Nifon, the metropolitan primate since then, with a red scarf around his neck, symbolizing the importance of Romania. In the nave are illustrated scenes with the Ascension of the Holy Cross, Deisis, the martyrs Calinicus and Tryphon, and George and Demetrius. In the upper part of the naos is the Nativity on one side and the Resurrection on the other. The iconostasis is made of wood and is painted.

Frăsinei Monastery – visit this place of worship and choose accommodation at the Simfonia hotel

Frăsinei Monastery is a place of worship worth visiting if you are in the area. You can also admire other monasteries, such as the Hurezi Monastery or the One Wood Monastery.

Hotel Simfonia is the only place in the city where the view of the mountains of Făgăraș opens wide, of overwhelming beauty. Everything is a symphony of ideas meant to gladden the hearts of those it hosts. This 4-star boutique will make your dream stay, and you will want to extend your vacation as much as possible. The hotel is perfect for those who want to relax and escape from the overcrowded cities, which do not offer the necessary tranquillity we sometimes crave. Our staff will make you feel at home.

Nature reserves in Vâlcea county

The nature reserves in Râmnicu Vâlcea are incredible and worth visiting if you are in the area. The Simfonia Hotel also offers luxury accommodation, where you can spend a few relaxing days with your family. The hotel also has a panoramic terrace from where you can admire the mountains and the city. Everything will be according to your expectations. You will have beautiful days away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities.

While you are in Râmnicu Vâlcea, you can visit the main tourist attractions, such as the Vâlcean Village Museum, the History Museum, the Anton Pann Memorial House, the “Casa Simian” Art Museum or the Râmnicu Vâlcea Court. Also, in Râmnicu Vâlcea, a place full of history, all tourists can visit several churches. You have the opportunity to visit the Church of the Annunciation, the Pious Paraschiva Church, St. George’s Church or St. Dumitru’s Church.

The central nature reserves in Râmnicu Vâlcea

The nature reserves in Râmnicu Vâlcea must be worthwhile if you are in the area. Hotel Simfonia is located in the center of Râmnicu Vâlcea, so you can easily get to the main tourist attractions if you have a car. Also, if you did not come by car, there is no problem. The hotel provides a car rental service at the Simfonia Hotel during your holiday.

Let’s see what the main tourist attractions in Râmnicu Vâlcea County are.

  1. Ocnelor Mari Reservation – is located in the Vâlcii Subcarpathians, a subdivision of the Getic Subcarpathians, in the Sărata brook basin, in the central-eastern part of Vâlcea County. It covers an area of 15 hectares and is a geological formation (ravine) made of Dacian tuff rock. It is an area protected by law. The geological formation “Evantaiul” was the one that determined the declaration of the area as a nature reserve. The reservation is only 7 km from Râmnicu Vâlcea and can be visited annually. Tourists come to the Ocnele Mari salt mine to inhale saline aerosols that treat various diseases, especially respiratory diseases (asthma, bronchitis, respiratory infections, etc.)
  2. The Trovants Museum Nature Reserve – the Trovants Museum is a unique, open-air place open to all geology and archeology enthusiasts. Inside this museum, you will discover finds, relief microforms characteristic of sand accumulations and sandstone layers rich in calcium carbonate. The trovants found in the Museum of Troubadours also impress with their size, finding trovants from two to three cm, up to about five meters.
  3. The earth pyramids from Slătioara – These are located on “Magura Slatioarei,” in Gorunesti village and on the territory of Stroiești commune, being declared a natural reservation. The two hills, Măgura and Măguricea, represent an anticline-type geological structure consisting mainly of conglomerates. The pyramids are impressive sculptures of differential erosion produced by precipitation water. It is more difficult to reach this tourist attraction, but it can also be admired from a distance.
  4. Pearl Cave – is a protected area of national interest located in Vâlcea County, on the administrative territory of Băile Olănești. The cave is included in the Buila-Vânturarița National Park. The protected area is a cave with several concretionary forms in the form of pearls, which houses the fauna made up of fossil bear remains from the cave.
  5. Sterpu-Dealul Negru Reservation – located in Vâlcea County, on the administrative territory of Voineasa, is a protected area of national interest. Here you can see the black goat and other wild animals (brown bear, deer) protected by law. Also, the reservation houses an impressive fauna (variety of floristic species: juniper, emerald).
  6. Cristești Reservation – located in Vâlcea County, on the administrative territory of Voineasa commune, is a protected area of national interest at an altitude between 1,900 and 2,050 m. It includes complex forms of ruiniform relief and glaciers, rocks, gaps alpine, rubble, meadows, forests and meadows, with fauna and flora specific to the Southern Carpathians.

These are just some of the nature reserves in Râmnicu Vâlcea County, which those in this area can admire.

Nature reserves in Vâlcea county – accommodation Hotel Simfonia

The nature reserves in Râmnicu Vâlcea include protected areas of national interest. These are areas worth visiting, where you can admire the power of nature to create such incredible places.

Hotel Simfonia is the only place in the city where the view of the Făgăraș mountains opens wide, of overwhelming beauty. Everything is a symphony of ideas to delight the hearts of those it hosts. This 4-star boutique will make your stay a dream, and you will want to extend your holiday as much as possible. The hotel is perfect for those who want to relax and escape from overcrowded cities, which do not provide the necessary peace we sometimes long for. Our staff will make you feel at home.

Galbenu Lake – visit a dream place in Râmnicu Vâlcea

Galbenu Lake is a fairytale place located in Mălaia commune, Vâlcea county. It is an accumulation lake that feeds Vidra Lake, one of the many tourist spots in Transalpina. This lake is upstream of Petrimanu Lake, between Bălescu Mountain and Galbenu Mountain, on Latorița brook, located at an altitude of 1304 meters.

The lake is a tourist attraction visited during the year by a significant number of tourists, being a place with a breathtaking view. Galbenu Lake, together with the rivers Ciunget, Vidra, Petrimanu, Jidoaia, Mălaia, Brădișor, and a few others, form the most extensive hydropower development, being sheltered by the Latoriței Gorges Area. In this area, you can visit one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Romania, namely Borogeana Waterfall. Tourists visiting these places have the opportunity to admire one of the most beautiful wild landscapes, complete with stone, moss and many waterfalls.

Hotel Simfonia is at your disposal with the best accommodation offers, being recognized for its quality services and exceptional staff, which helps you to have a dream stay!

About Lacul Galbenu

Galbenu Lake is an accumulation lake, located in the Latoriței Mountains. It can be easily reached by car from Râmnicu Vâlcea, following the route Călimănești – Brezoi – Mălaia – Ciunget – Latoriței Valley (upstream) – Petrimanului Gorges – Petrimanu Lake – Galbenu Lake.

Galbenu Lake can be reached from the Tudor Petrimanu Tourist Chalet on the forest road with a length of 4 km.

Galbenu lake is located at an altitude of 1304 m, between Mount Bălescu and Mount Galbenu, with an area of 17 ha and a depth of 49 m. It is a quiet area where you can relax with your family and break away from the crowds. and the bustle of the big cities. Also, if you want to disconnect from work, daily problems and worries, Yellow Lake is a great idea to connect with nature.

On Galbenu Lake, there is also a dam, which captures the waters and has a height of 60 meters. The dam is made of double-arched concrete with a usable volume of 1.8 million cubic meters. The water from Galbenu Lake is transferred to Vidra Lake through a natural fall (gravitational capture).

Accommodation at Hotel Simfonia

Galbenu Lake is a beautiful place and an important tourist attraction in the Transalpine area. If you are in the area, do not hesitate to visit this quiet place, where the waterfall will send you a feeling of relaxation and peace.

You can have your dream vacation in Romania right in Râmnicu Vâlcea, and the Simfonia hotel offers you the ideal accommodation, where you can spend a few relaxing days away from the crowds of big cities. You will be enchanted by the beautifully arranged rooms and dedicated staff here. The hotel also offers you the opportunity to enjoy the view over the town of Râmnicu Vâlcea and the Făgăraș mountains from the panoramic terrace. There you will be able to enjoy a delicious meal accompanied by a wine that will leave you with a pleasant taste after each sip. Choose Hotel Simfonia for a dream stay!

Fishing in Râmnicu Vâlcea!

Are you passionate about fishing and want to relax in a beautiful place? Hotel Simfonia awaits you with incredible accommodation and dream fishing locations. This activity is a recreational one, which helps you relax and forget about daily problems and worries. Even if you are not an experienced fisherman and do this activity for pure pleasure, there is no problem.

Fishing is a favourite activity of many people. You have quiet, and this sport can help you eliminate all negative thoughts and mood swings. Also, after a fishing session, you will feel much more positive and have a much better condition.

Summer is the perfect season for this sport. If you want to spend a few days in nature without being disturbed, then the Simfonia hotel offers a luxurious stay, where you can also enjoy a fishing session at one of the authorized ponds. Everyone is expected, from the youngest anglers to those with experience in this sport.

Come fishing in Râmnicu Vâlcea in dream places

A fishing session sounds perfect this season, especially since most of us prefer vacations or small getaways away from the crowds of big cities. Râmnicu Vâlcea is a small town with a rich history, beautiful people and specially arranged fishing places where this sport can be practiced safely.

Even if you haven’t had such a good day fishing and haven’t caught anything, don’t worry. The people from the Simfonia hotel are waiting for you with a delicious meal prepared according to the recipes of the great chefs. The rooms and accommodation facilities will also help you have a relaxing and incredible stay.

Fishing is a great way to relax and forget about the stressful problems you encounter in your daily life. Gentlemen are crazy about this sport, but ladies do not refuse a fishing session. A day spent around a lake is perfect for the whole family. While you wait to catch a fish with the fishing rod, you can relax on the grass or play with the little ones with the ball.

Many people treat fishing as a hobby, and this sport is welcome after a tiring week at work. Fishing has shifted from food procurement to a recreational activity with the passing of the years and with the evolution of society.

In Râmnicu Vâlcea, you can do various daily activities, such as fishing, cycling, hiking or a trip to Transalpina or one of the monasteries in the area.

Fishing is a great way to spend time in nature and explore new places. Many people claim that by fishing, they have gained peace of mind. Fishing is an excellent activity for mental health because it helps you get rid of tension, stress and negative thoughts.

Fishing is seen as a kind of therapy, as this activity teaches you patience, discipline and how to stay calm when facing a difficult life situation.

Fishing also helps reduce anxiety and depression. According to some studies, this sport benefits the brain, as it is not as demanding in nature as stressful situations. Fishing means moments of happiness, excitement and enthusiasm with your loved ones. Even if you are going through a more difficult period, sometimes a simple activity, such as fishing, can help you forget about your problems and enjoy those moments of peace and tranquillity by the water. Nothing compares to the excitement you feel when you catch a huge catch. The sun, water, and air have beneficial effects on your mental state and help you get rid of the stress that presses on you. The expanse of calm water calms you only at the sight of it.

Fishing in Râmnicu Vâlcea – choose the Symphony hotel for a dream accommodation!

If you are a fishing fan, then the Simfonia hotel people are waiting for you with open arms and a dream vision. Also, even if you haven’t caught any fish, Hotel Simfonia will spoil you with delicious dishes, which you can enjoy from the panoramic terrace, where you will have a fantastic view over the city.

Lake Vidra – the perfect destination for a summer trip

Lake Vidra is a fairytale place worth visiting if you are in the Prahova Valley. Hotel Simfonia is a smart choice for travellers, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.

Lake Vidra is located on the Lotru River, in the Vidra Gorges, being an accumulation lake, anthropogenic formed in 1972. This Lake was born as a result of the construction of the Vidra Dam on the Lotru River. The Lake is a fairytale place where you reach a road that winds through the mountains. Lake Vidra is hidden among the deciduous and coniferous forests, a mysterious place, a refuge for tourists looking for a quiet location in nature. Summer is the ideal time to visit this place, especially if you like to spend your free time in nature. The panorama offered by the Lake is lovely and perfect for some successful pictures. So, if you are passing through the Prahova Valley, don’t forget to stop in this place to delight your eyes with a beautiful landscape.

About Lake Vidra

Lake Vidra is located at the highest altitude in Romania, being the largest Lake in the Lotru-Ciunget hydropower organization. The anthropic Lake opened in 1972 and has a volume of 340 million m³, with an area of ​​approximately 940 hectares and a length of 9 kilometres. Dense spruce forests hide the Lake.

There is also a dam of the same name, the only hydrographic construction in the area made of fine rock and concrete. The main Lake Vidra also collects other rivers through the respective supply system, secondary catchments, which comprise approximately 81 catchments in the other three branches. Lake Vidra arose as a result of the construction of the Vidra Dam.

According to locals, a gold mine in that area was kept secret, but the Nazis used it during World War II. When they learned that Germany had been defeated, the Nazis took the prisoners and all the underground documentation to detonate the area. Thus, no one could find out the cave’s exact location, as the stones from the explosion covered almost the entire region.

Lake Vidra supplies water to the Ciunget hydroelectric plant. The river Lotru and 81 other rivers and streams flow into the dam of Lake Vidra, grouped in 3 distinct branches:

  • – North Branch (gravitational and pumped);
  • – South Branch (gravitational and pumped);
  • – West Branch (gravitational).

Lake Vidra – a place that takes your breath away

Lake Vidra is a mysterious place that takes your breath away through the beauty of the landscape. The Lake takes you on a dream trip away from your daily problems.

Lake Vidra is considered a wild place because to get there; you have to enter a road that crosses the mountains to Lake and the resort of Vidra, Malaia, Obârșia Lotrului and surroundings. The landscape is a dream, and if you choose this alternative road to Prahova Valley, you will certainly not regret this decision. You will enjoy beautiful landscapes, detached from stories, which will help you relax and forget about worries and problems.

After visiting the Vidra reservoir, you can continue your journey on the Transalpina to Obârșia Lotrului, where other beautiful landscapes will enchant you.

Lake Vidra – take advantage of this fairytale place and venture on an unforgettable trip

 Lake Vidra offers you the chance to venture on a beautiful mountain road with a destination that will give you a dream view. Hotel Simfonia offers you dream accommodation, from where you can easily reach the main tourist attractions in the Prahova Valley area. Many day trips are available for you and your loved ones, and a holiday will be exactly what you are looking for this summer.

You can have your dream vacation in Romania right in Râmnicu Vâlcea, and the Simfonia hotel offers you the ideal accommodation, where you can spend a few relaxing days away from the crowds of big cities. You will be enchanted by the beautifully appointed rooms and dedicated staff here. The hotel also offers you the opportunity to enjoy the view over the city of Râmnicu Vâlcea and the Făgăraș mountains from the panoramic terrace. There you will be able to enjoy a delicious meal accompanied by a wine that will leave you with a pleasant taste after each sip. Choose the Hotel Simfonia for a dream stay!

Visit the famous resort Călimănești-Căciulata – accommodation at Hotel Simfonia

Călimănești-Căciulata resort is known for the treatments offered to those who suffer from digestive diseases or other diseases that block the proper functioning of the body. Călimănești is located in the central-southern part of Romania, near the Olt River, in the Jiblea-Călimănești Subcarpathian Depression, at an altitude of 270 m and less than 20 km from the municipality of Râmnicu Vâlcea. Thus, you can stay at the Simfonia Hotel, where you will arrive in less than an hour at Călimănești Resort, where you can relax your body and mind with a series of effective treatments. You will leave there much more relaxed and in a much better mood.

Brief history about Călimănești-Căciulata resort

Călimănești-Căciulata resort has an old history, dating back more than 100 years. The spa was part of the “Govora-Călimănești” Society (1910-1948), operating only in summer, from June 1 to September 1. Here, the wealthy people came to rest for the water treatment from Căciulata and a spa treatment. From the moment of nationalization on June 11, 1948, the spa resort Călimănești-Căciulata became the property of the state. From that moment on, the sick people came to the spa treatments with tickets given by the union. Specialists also checked the clients to see the evolution of the patients. In 1975, the medical resort was decorated “Labour Order” class I for contributions to protecting people’s health.

Since the opening of the resort, thousands of people have stepped on the threshold of the resort in Călimănești-Căciulata. The most popular spa resort in the Olt Valley is available for treatments throughout the year.

Why come to the spa resort Călimănești-Căciulata?

Călimănești-Căciulata resort is famous for treating various ailments, such as:

  • – Diseases of the gallbladder and bile ducts (biliary dyskinesia, chronic cholecystitis with or without stones, stabilized regular or mixed hepatitis, post-cholecystectomy sequelae, chronic pancreatitis);
  • – Dysmetabolic disorders: hyperuricemia, dyslipidaemia, compensated diabetes mellitus;
  • – Kidney and urinary tract disorders: lithiasis and urinary micro lysis with or without infections, chronic ascending pyelonephritis, pelodytids.
  • – Diseases of the digestive tract (chronic gastritis with hyper and hypoacidity, chronic constipation, chronic colitis, ulcer disease – uncomplicated gastric and duodenal ulcer, operated stomach sequelae, nonspecific chronic arteriolopathy);

Also, people who suffer from diseases of the musculoskeletal system, such as degenerative rheumatic diseases – cervical, lumbar and dorsal spondylosis, osteoarthritis, polyarthritis, come to the spa resort; degenerative joint diseases of the elderly; inflammatory rheumatic diseases – allergic joint conditions after acute rheumatoid arthritis or outbreaks; abarticular rheumatic diseases – tendinosis, scapulohumeral periarthritis, post-traumatic diseases – after sprains, dislocations and fractures; etc.).

In Călimănești-Căciulata, you can benefit from hydrotherapy, thermotherapy, aerosol therapy, electro physiotherapy, physiotherapy or acupuncture. All the medical procedures performed to make you feel better and get rid of the unbearable pains that make your daily activities difficult.

Spa treatments are beneficial for various ailments due to the mild climate, with few temperature variations, and from sulphurous, chlorinated, brominated, sodium, calcium, and magnesium mineral water sources. Waters with chemical composition and concentration, and variable temperatures help treat various ailments.

Hotel Simfonia is also waiting for you with a spa session, which will be perfect for inducing a total state of relaxation. You can choose between a dry or wet sauna or enjoy an aromatic tea, contemplating the colours in complementary tones and muted music. The environmental agreements will transport you to a quiet, edenic place, where you will be able to recharge your batteries. You will return to work hard and be full of energy after such a vacation.

Spend a relaxing holiday in Călimănești-Căciulata and stay at Hotel Simfonia

Hotel Simfonia is the ideal accommodation location if you want to spend a few moments of pampering at the spa resort Călimănești-Căciulata. It is a 20-minute drive away and is easily accessible. Also, in Râmnicu Vâlcea, you have the opportunity to visit various tourist attractions, so your stay will be incredible. You can make different tourist routes on foot, by bike or by car. Your dream vacation may be closer than you might imagine.

Dream vacation in Romania – discover Râmnicu Vâlcea

Suppose you want a dream vacation in Romania and are tired of common destinations, such as Brasov, Cluj or somewhere at sea. In that case, it’s time to discover lesser-known cities which will impress you with their culture and simplicity. For example, Râmnicu Vâlcea, a place of story, is little known and promoted in Romania.

Râmnicu Vâlcea, even if it is not a very popular destination, maybe the next dream vacation in Romania. Summer is fast approaching, and most of us want to retire to less populated places, which will give us the much-desired peace after hours spent at the office or work. We want to escape from our usual environment and take refuge somewhere where we can forget about responsibilities and worries, at least for a few days. Râmnicu Vâlcea is a place with a rich history. You will discover impressive architecture preserved for hundreds of centuries, tourist resorts and tourist routes that you can explore on foot, by car or by bicycle.

Dream vacation in Romania – why visit Râmnicu Vâlcea?

Râmnicu Vâlcea can be your next dream vacation in Romania. Here you will find a different world, hidden from the eyes of the curious and those who want to exploit the beauties of nature. Few know this beautiful city, which has not been altered by modernity. The people there adhere to the traditions and place great value on the once done things. When you are in Râmnicu Vâlcea, you have the impression that you are in a place of mansions and castles, surrounded by rich mountains and forests. The city will impress you at first sight, and you will be tempted to visit every old building, monastery and museum that comes your way. Summer is the perfect season to visit this place full of stories, where you will be surrounded only by beautiful people and history. Let’s take a tour of the city of Râmnicu Vâlcea and discover why this place deserves to be your next dream vacation in Romania.

Dream vacation in Romania – the main tourist attractions in Romania

If you want to have a dream vacation in Romania, you need to plan it in Râmnicu Vâlcea. It may seem strange, especially since it is not a popular destination for tourists, but not all beautiful places need to be known. Sometimes we can discover incredible cities that are not on the holiday list. Let’s see the main attractions of Râmnicu Vâlcea:

Anton Pann Memorial House In Râmnicu Vâlcea, you will have the opportunity to visit the Anton Pann Memorial House, where you will also discover the memorial museum dedicated to the writer Anton Pann. The house was built in the 18th century in a traditional style and is a model of urban architecture. Inside the place, you will find pieces of furniture, decorative objects, portraits of personalities from Râmnicu Vâlcea, and hand-painted furniture from the Transylvania area.

Spas In Râmnicu Vâlcea, you will have the opportunity to relax at the mineral water resorts: Băile Olănești, Băile Govora and Resorts Călimănești – Căciulata. If you have problems with rheumatism or suffer from certain diseases, you will be able to improve or even treat specific symptoms in these resorts. The resorts are also located in mountainous areas, so you will be able to admire the dream view that stretches before your eyes.

Vâlcean Village Museum In Râmnicu Vâlcea, you can visit an ethnographic museum in the open air, arranged in Bujoreni. The Vâlcean Village Museum comprises approximately 80 buildings, which make up a traditional rural settlement. The field is divided into four sectors: socio-cultural, household, crafts – folk techniques, specialized constructions.

History Museum If you are in Râmnicu Vâlcea, you should not miss the History Museum. It was built at the end of the 19th century, and you can admire the reconstructed archaeological sites from Stolniceni, Ocnița, and the Roman camp Arutela-Căciulata.

“Casa Simian” Art Museum In Râmnicu Vâlcea you can visit the “Casa Simian” Art Museum, which belonged to the Nae and Tita Simian family. The museum is a symbiosis between the Gothic and Renaissance elements, similar to an Italian villa, thanks to the terraced interior garden with porch and awning roof.

In addition to these tourist attractions in Râmnicu Vâlcea, you can also take a tour of the churches: the Church of the Annunciation, the Pious Paraschiva Church, the All Saints Church, St. George’s Church, St. Dumitru Church.

Dream vacation in Romania – choose to stay at Hotel Simfonia for a dream stay

You can have your dream vacation in Romania right in Râmnicu Vâlcea, and the Simfonia hotel offers you the ideal accommodation, where you can spend a few relaxing days away from the crowds of big cities. You will be enchanted by the beautifully appointed rooms and the dedicated staff here. The hotel also offers you the opportunity to enjoy the view over the city of Râmnicu Vâlcea and the Făgăraș mountains from the panoramic terrace. There you will be able to enjoy a delicious meal accompanied by a wine that will leave you with a pleasant taste after each sip. Choose the Hotel Simfonia for a dream stay!

Summer vacation – prepare a dream vacation for you and your loved ones

The summer vacation is fast approaching, and this means that the little ones will finish school and enjoy their free time with their friends or in the country with their grandparents. In the summer days characterized by high temperatures, we want to distance ourselves from crowded cities and take refuge in less populated places and closer to nature. Râmnicu Vâlcea is a small town but extraordinary for its simplicity. Many of the iconic buildings have been preserved, and the atmosphere of yesteryear is still felt today. It is a city with a history, where you have at your disposal various tourist attractions to visit and routes that are waiting to be explored, either on foot, by car, or why not, by bicycle. You can spend a few days of summer vacation at Hotel Simfonia in Râmnicu Vâlcea, where you will fully relax and forget for a short time the problems at home. Our guests are attracted by this location thanks to the dedicated staff and attention to the needs of each person who crosses our threshold, the selected dishes prepared by chefs, carefully decorated rooms and facilities (fitness room, panoramic terrace, sauna, etc.).

Summer vacation at Hotel Simfonia

During the summer vacation, a stay at Hotel Simfonia will be perfect for any person, couple, group of friends, or family. Here you will find an oasis of peace, where you will have the opportunity to recharge your batteries. A holiday is welcome at any time of the year, but you can go hiking in summer, which is not accessible in winter. For example, you can venture on Transalpina, the highest road in Romania, located at an altitude of 2145 m. You will be able to admire Păpușa Peak (2,136 m), Dengheru Peak (2,084 m), Petrimanu Lake, Urda Peak (2,228 m), Micaia Peak (2,170 m), Muntinu Peak (2,062 m), Muntinu Lakes, Lotru River, Gâlcescu Lake (following the routes starting from Obârșia Lotrului or from the area of ​​Mohoru Mountain), Obârșia Lotrului Monastery, Vidra Lake, Oașa Monastery, Oașa Lake, Tău Lake, or you can visit Rânca and Voineasa Resorts.

From Hotel Simfonia, you can cycle and visit Govora Baths, Horezu Monastery, or the Ruins of the Roman Pons Vetus Camp.

Summer vacation – benefit from a SPA session at Hotel Simfonia

We want to relax during the summer holidays, that’s why Hotel Simfonia has prepared for you an ideal place to relax completely – a SPA center. The stress accumulated during the working days or at home can mark you. Fatigue overwhelms you, and you want to have a few days to relax without thinking about your problems. A day at the SPA is the best solution to detach yourself from everything and give you a few days of peace. TechnoGym cardio and strength equipment will also be available at Hotel Simfonia, facilitating a wide range of exercises. You can also benefit from a personal trainer to work with or motivate you.

The sauna will complete the summer vacation spent at Hotel Simfonia. The steam in the room and the muted music will help you detach yourself and enter a state of deep meditation.

Summer vacation – enjoy delicious dishes prepared by chefs

We want to feast on the most delicious dishes in any accommodation and summer vacation. Hotel Simfonia has prepared various dishes that you can enjoy in the restaurant or on the panoramic terrace that offers you a dream view over the city and the mountains. The drinks menu and the food menu provide you with various options that you can try. We guarantee that whatever you order will exceed your expectations, thanks to our chef’s experience in making the tastiest dishes.

Summer holidays – choose the Hotel Simfonia for a dream stay!

At the Simfonia Hotel in Râmnicu Vâlcea, you will have a few days of relaxation, which you can spend during the summer vacation with your loved ones. No one compares to a holiday spent away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Here you will have peace and relaxation, and you will forget the problems and worries that overwhelm you for a few days.

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