Many of the historical buildings of Csík are just a few minutes walk away:

St. Peter and Paul church is one of the oldest religious edifices of the region

The baroque cathedral of Csíksomlyó showing a Virgin Mary statue of exceptional artistic value, considered also miraculous by thousands of Catholics who visit the church every year

The Franciscan Monastery

Three chapels on the Somlyó Hill (Salvator Chapel, Passio Chapel, Chapel of Saint Anthony of Padova), all important components of the sacred universe of Csíksomlyó  

Monuments just a few kilometers away:

Mikó Fortified Castle in Csíkszereda (Miercurea Ciuc)

Fortified churches of Csíkdelne, Csíkrákos, Csíkkarcfalva

Armenian church of Csíkszépvíz  

Mineral water springs  

Mineral water Trail  


Pilgrimage of Csíksomlyó (Sumuleu)

Whit Sunday Pilgrimage in Csíksomlyó dates back to the 15. century, when the cult of Virgin Mary became important aspect of catholic belief among the Szeklers.

In the age of the Reformation (16th century), János Zsigmond, prince of Transylvania intended to convert the Catholic population of the region to Unitarianism by force, with armed troops. The Szeklers of this region took arms in defense of their faith and won in a glorious battle in 1567.
As the glorious troops had gathered and prayed in Csíksomlyó the days before the battle, they decided to commemorate this historical event thanking the God and Virgin Mary for the victory. Ever since the People of Virgin Mary has celebrated Whit Saturday going on a pilgrimage to Csíksomlyó every year. These pilgrimages attract hundreds of pilgrims year after year.  

Day of a Thousand Szekler Maids
The festival entitled The Day of Thousand Szekler Maids (Ezer Székely Leány Napja) was initiated by the famous ethnographer Domokos Pál Péter in 1931 and it was meant to help the Szekler youth preserve folk traditions. The festival was banned under the communist regime, being restarted in 1990. The festival starts with a holy mass, followed by the procession of hundreds of young girls dressed in colorful traditional folk wear. Then a horse riding competition takes place between the two Somlyó Hills. The best rider’s award is a beautiful colt. Then the feast goes on with folk dances and folk music.  

Other festivals:
The Old Music Festival
The City’s Days