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Anthropogenic tourist resources

These resources are characterized by their diversity their scientific and tourism value. They can differentiate themselves from a typological, structural and chronological point of view and fall into the following categories:

The archaeological remains belonging to prehistoric times and antiquity, by their presence demonstrate a long habitation period. Thus, in Cehal commune were discovered remains of Neolithic: Bronze Age ceramics (84 pieces of bronze) in the sites called Fântâna Tătarului and Telek, from the Iron Age, Roman and post Roman period (coins) in Orbău and Cehăluţ and Cehal (Fărăgoasa Forest).

The area is well known for previous diggings, having a great archaeological potential. The materials discovered during the numerous diggings campaigns are varied and suggestive for this cultural horizon. It was practiced an archaeological field survey in the area, aiming to locate the archaeological material from the surface, hoping this way to mark the area of archaeological importance. The Neolithic settlement from Tăşnad is well known for the important Starčevo-Criş discoveries, the Neolithic settlement is probably the most important Neolithic settlement in northwestern Romania from a chronological point of view;

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Artifacts of the pre-feudal and feudal period are more common and present in this landscape. At Săcăşeni was discovered an embankment in Huta Chiegii probably belonging to a pre-feudal fortresses and Cehal preserves the legend of an underground fortress;

Very important are the religious attractions, some built in the Middle Ages, as the Reformed Church in Tăşnad, built in the second half of the 15th century in late Gothic style and several times renovated, the Reformed Church in Pir in Gothic style built from an older Roman Catholic church from the 15th century and which holds an impressive organ, the Roman Catholic Church (has a tower of 42 m, an altar and wooden statues), the Orthodox Church in Tăşnad, as well as groups of churches (Orthodox, Reformed and Roman Catholic) frequently encountered especially in the rural settlements like Cehal, Săcăşeni and Santău;

Among the attractions of cultural impact we mention the City Museum Tăşnad opened to public in an ancient noble residence which dates from the second part of the 18th century, baroque style, later restored and now declared a historic monument. Now houses an ethnographic collection of objects specific to the area and an archaeological artefacts collection. The House of Culture in Tăşnad, built in the first decade of the last century initially had a casino destination. To these may be added mansion in the rural areas which remark themselves by style and size, transformed into public institutions, such as the town hall in Săcăşeni or houses and centuries-old massive enclosures, which represent both the style and the organization within elementary habitat;

The rural settlements and the communities have been evolving for centuries, remark themselves by the culture component and rural civilization characteristic of this area. There is a still well preserved tradition, that of agricultural activities which are emblematic for some places of the area and which are characterized by the traditional equipment and processing facilities .They are marked and related to traditional celebrations, held on precise dates or times.

One of the most representative place is Pir village, known for its wine culture and wine landscape and especially for the significant number of cellars - wineries, some of them are very large. It is the perfect place for organizing wine tastings for large groups of tourists, especially since Bokator sort of wine is known for its aroma and qualities. There is a traditional celebration called "Grapes Ball" which is held in early October in Pir and Cehăluţ, Săcăşeni, related the moment the grapes are harvested and to the wine making;

Horticulture and especially plum culture, characteristic of Cehal and Săuca, led to another traditional activity, namely obtaining brandy in the traditional distilleries from Cehal and Săuca, which could be short tour destinations organized in the micro-region. Among the ethno-folk celebration, we mention that of the Hungarian community called "Chirbai” - the last Sunday in July held in Santău or the Romanian dances and local folklore characteristic of Cehal.