Slanic Prahova town is famous for its salt lakes , as well as for the Old and New Salt Mines. THe Old Mine is open to the public , being used as a spa , amusement center and museum of the salt mining. International contests of Indoor Model Aircraft Flying ( modelism) take place annually in the upper level of the Old Mine . Other worthwhile tourist objectives , all within easy reach for any untrained hiker , are a local spring named The Cold Fountain , the TV Relay Tower beyond The Fir Forest , Beacon’s Hill , The Salt Mountain , with the legendary Bride’s Cave as well as the Green Rock and the Colt’s Small Hill.
The Old Salt Mine (Unirea), which was transformed in a sanatorium, at 210 meters deep, for the treatment of pulmonary diseases in a saline air microclimate; the possibility of having hot mineral waters baths in bathtubs, cold baths in the lake, hot mud applications for gynecologic treatments and for electrotherapy; the mineral waters springs (with compounds of calcium, chlorine, sodium, sulphur) and the lakes Baia Baciului (The Shepherd’s Lake), Baia Rosie (The Red Lake), Baia Porcilor (Pigs’ Lake), Lacul Verde (The Green Lake), with a high concentration of salt, are used for treating some rheumatic diseases. The possibilities of accommodation are multiple, from places in the bathing complex, to villas, pensions and lodging in private homes.
Known as the biggest salt mine in Europe, Slanic Prahova stands today for one of the most important watering and climatic resorts in Romania.
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