Discovery of the Transylvanian Sanctuary of Matca: our opinion on this unique experience in Romania

In the heart of Transylvania lies a little-known treasure: the Sanctuary of Matca. Come explore with us this exceptional experience in Romania, between mysteries, traditions and natural beauties. Follow the guide for an unforgettable journey to the heart of this enchanting sanctuary.

A haven of serenity in the heart of Transylvania

Perched on a mountain accessible from the town of Șimon, in the county of Brașov, the Transylvanian Sanctuary of Matca is a true ode to tranquility. Designed by the Caluianu family, this five-star refuge, called “Matca” or Queen Bee, comes to life thanks to a colossal investment of 7.5 million euros. The surrounding landscapes, made of rolling meadows and wooded hills, are reminiscent of the fairy tales of the plains of Prague under the sparkling sun.

A traditional village revisited

Designed by architect Gabriel Georgescu, the complex is inspired by the Ocolul Măgura House of the ASTRA Museum in Sibiu. Hugging seven hectares of land, the design takes advantage of the natural curves of the Transylvanian hills. The setting is particularly enchanting in all seasons: whether in summer, with its vibrant greens, or in winter, under a coat of snow immaculate, each visit is a rediscovery.

For who ?

This place is ideal for couples or groups of friends wanting to reconnect, recharge their batteries and enjoy a wellness resort nestled in the heart of nature. Lovers of hiking and good cuisine will also find what they are looking for there.


The sanctuary offers 16 rooms arranged in two closed traditional Transylvanian, each with an interior courtyard. Rooms feature king-size beds, sitting areas, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, safes, and stylish bathrooms with walk-in showers and Rituals toiletries.

The two main villas offer breathtaking views of the mountains of Piatra Craiului And Bucegi, with jacuzzis on the balconies to top it all off.


The Nectar bar offers coffees, juices and cocktails but surprisingly no classic sodas like Coca-Cola. The STUP restaurant stands out for its fine cuisine influenced by Transylvanian flavors. Breakfast is served à la carte, with continental or vegetarian options.

Facilities and wellness

The facilities of the SPA Natura include a heated indoor pool, dry and wet saunas, cold pool and salt room. Regular yoga classes are also offered, as well as a heated relaxation pool and jacuzzi. The gymnasium is spacious and well equipped, with huge bay windows offering breathtaking views.

Activities and excursions

Put on your walking boots and explore the surrounding area on guided hikes or follow the trails by bike. Nearby points of interest include Brasov-Ghimbav International Airport, approximately 35 km away. For a spooky excursion, visit Bran Castle, the famous home of Dracula, or discover the fortified churches in the surrounding area. Wildlife enthusiasts can even pay a visit to the Romanian Brown Bear Sanctuary.

Our Verdict

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