Lacul Ursu
photo by Cosmin Cornea

General

Sovata became a balneary resort only in 1850, even though it was mentioned as a healing place in a document dating from 1597. The city lies still between the hills of Mures County. With cool summers and mild winters -the average annual temperature is 7.6°C- the resort is an important balneary center in any time of the year.

The many lakes found here: Ursu (46.000 m²), Aluniş (9.000 m²), Verde (5.000m²), Negru, Roşu, Mierlei and Şerpilor, have chlorate (with high concentration- from 40 up to 250gr/liter) and sodium waters. The heliothermal phenomenon takes place here, which means that the salty water of the lakes maintains its heat, because of the top(surface) layer of fresh water coming from small rivers nearby. This layer on top of the lakes prevents loss of heat, keeping the water warm. The temperature of Lake Ursu (18.4 metres deep) varies between 10-20°C on the surface, 30-40°C at one meter deep and 40-60°C at 1.5 meters deep. The resort is recommended for different degenerative, inflammatory and rheumatismal diseases and treatments, after held surgeries of articulation, muscles or bones, sprains, nervous system diseases, endocrine disorders and cardiovascular diseases. This resort is one of the most important balneary centers in the country, and it benefits of many endowments: beaches on the border of Ursu and Alunis Lake, special pools for kinetotherapy, electrotherapy and hydrotherapy equipment; saunas; medical gymnastics hall,etc. The accommodation conditions vary from motels and chalets, and the recreation facilities are multiple. You have everything you need to make your stay in Sovata healthy and reinvigorating.

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