An important salt-mining town, Turda was the seat of the Transylvanian Diet during the 16th century and hence, one of the wealthiest towns in the region. Walk along streets lined with grand stone houses and some well-preserved baroque facades. A Calvinist church dating from the 1400s and a late-15th century Roman Catholic Church are worth visiting; both featuring a gothic architectural style.

Salt was first mined at the Turda salt mines in 1271. For most of the 20th century, the former mines were used as deposits for cheese. Today, they are open to visitors.

One mile east of Turda, you can relax at Baile Turda, a natural outdoor spa built on the site of an old Roman salt mine.

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