Local and regional tourism
City’s tourism function is given both by the number of important places to visit as well as by its location. Touristic background of Cugir is of natural, historical and economic type. The interest is justified by the surrounding area named Sureanu Mountains. The most important historical tourist attraction is the fortress of Cugir. The fortress is situated at an altitude of 494 m, tapering to a peak composed of crystalline schists, detached by erosion in the northern side of the mountains.
There are also archaeological remains of great importance in this area. A natural touristic attraction is the Key of the Small River modeled in metamorphic rocks that mix with lava rocks. This particular key has helped to build a dam. Sureanu Mountains have a dense network of tourist routes, offering the visitor beautiful sequences of the natural and traces of ancient habitation of this land.
Cugir city is an important point of convergence of the touristic roads that have started in the Sureanu mountains. Route: Cugir - TURKEY Mill - Between Waters - Prisaca Saddle - Heaven`s Gate - Sureanu Chalet. The track begins from the northern district of the city, right from the confluence with Small River. It follows a forest road, crosses the river, gradually leaving the city behind. The asphalted road follows the right bank of the river. After 4 miles you get to Wild Boar Tourist Complex, located on the left side of the river. Further, the valley narrows, turns are more narrow and after 11 km from Cugir, the road passes from the right bank to the left side. After another 2 miles again on the right bank, but only 1 Km, then returns to the left side, surrounding the area known as the Turkey Mill. This appears in a landscape of jagged rock ridge with particularly picturesque. After 1 Km from Mill Turkey you reach the confluence with Valley Rachitii where a forest road lies ahead.
Alba county - Crossed by numerous water courses, blessed with fertile soil, varied relief and extensive forests, the county Alba is back in yore, a favorable settlement land and human development community. The oldest archaeological remains of this territory dates from Paleolithic. Alba is located in the central part of Romania, where the Transylvanian Plateau, the Apuseni Mountains and the Meridional Carpathians meet. County area is 6231 km and has varied topography of mountains, hills and plains. Main rivers are Aries, Sebes and Cugir ( which both flow in Mures ), one of the most important rivers in Romania which also crosses the county from north east to south east splitting Alba county in two equal parts. The climate is varied. Alba county is an area of great interest for both romanian and foreign tourists. Tourism potential of the county consists of the many vestiges of the past millennial historical monuments, architecture and art as well as varied and beautiful landscapes and unique natural reserves in Romania and Europe. Popular customs and traditions are also a point of interest for Romanian and foreign tourists. Of these traditions Girls` fair on Gaina Mountain organized every year on July 20, of St. Elijah worths mentioning. Tourist places are numerous and interesting in Alba Iulia - the fortress ( built between 1715-1738 ) the Catholic Cathedral ( built in the XIIIth century, Batthyaneum library founded in 1794 and containing 60,000 volumes, Catholic Church, Union Hall, National Museum of Unification and Codex Aures - the greatest treasure of all - an illuminated Gospel Book written between 778 and 820, roughly coinciding with the period of Charlemagne`s rule over the Frankish Empire. Both the manuscript and the carved ivory panels from the cover are rare and important survivals from the art of this period. Abrud city buildings of medieval architecture are well preserved. Rosia Montana`s Mine Museum is famous for wax plates written in Latin. Sebes has a medieval fortress of the XIV th century and in Aiud a century fortress of XV century etc. Blaj City is another important cultural and religious center of Transylvania were visitors can be delighted and conquered by its numerous sightseeing.
Dacian fortresses in Orastie Mountains: Costesti, Blidaru, Red Stone, White Girls, Sarmizegetusa and Capalna
Plaisorul Ciorii Monastery - town Cioara ( Salistea ) - 10km
Oasa monastary near Oasa lake - 60 km
Calene Monastery, located in the village with the same name - 5 km
Holy Trinity Church in Cugir built between 1806-1809
Church St. Apostles Peter and Paul from Friday town - 5 km
Aurel Vlaicu memorial museum in the village of the same name - 15 km
Museum halls of the students and childrens Club - Cugir
The mountain lakes Sureanu and Carpa - 55 km
Prislop tourist cabins, and Sureanu Oasa
Recreation areas from Big River and Small River - Cugir
Waser Leine aqueduct built in 1906 by Germans and Italians
Dacian fortress made from ground - Cugir - 2km
Castrul roman from the Pik of Patru - 60 km
Roman-Catholic church made between 1824-1826 in the neighborhood Scaunel
Fortress of Deva
Alba Carolina fortress
National Museum of Alba Iulia
Coronation Cathedral Alba Iulia
Spa resort - GEOAGIU BĂI