Geoagiu is an old locality of Romania, documentary attested since 1291. The picturesque landscape, the mineral and thermal springs and the historic attractions are the features of this place, which together with the hospitality of the people welcome you for an unforgettable holiday for the body and soul. Since ancient times, the thermal waters were used by the Dacians, the local population, the place being known as Thermae Germisara, and then by the Romans when it was called Thermae Dodonae, Geoagiu being thus one of the oldest spas in Romania. Besides the thermal waters there are many other attractions which make the place a destination of excellence for aquatic tourism, like Natau Lake – 1,4 km, the Waterfall – 2 km, Cibului Gorges – 15 km, Mazii Gorges – 15 km, the mineral waters from Bacaia – 10 km.
The historical and cultural attractions that can be visited within the destination are:
- 22 churches of different Christian confessions (the oldest one called Rotonda because of its round shape, dates since the 12th century);
- The Romans’ Hill, with the old springs used by the Dacians and then by the Romans;
- The Roman Castrum, at 8 km from Geoagiu, on the right side of the Mures River, where the Roman army Numerus Singulariorum Britannicianorum and also the Legion Gemina XIII had their headquarters;
- The Aurel Vlaicu Museum, opened in 1952 in the house where the famous aviation engineer, inventor and a pioneer of Romanian and world aviation, lived. The museum is opened in the village called now Aurel Vlaicu which is situated at 10 km from Geoagiu. • Traditions still alive. On holidays, the visitors can meet people dressed in traditional costumes, of homemade white textile and embroidered with black patterns, which give it an elegant and sober look. With this occasion the old dances inspired by the fast courses of the rivers are also brought to light. The houses are decorated with lively coloured towels and with traditional ceramic bowls and jugs, which bear the colours of the summer fields. The fragrances of nature are also brought into the local cuisine which enchants the senses of the visitors with the old recipes