Commune Halchiu is located in the Northern part of Tara Barsei, 15 km from Brasov City. In this area, there is an over potential of development for agro tourism, due to the multiple possibilities: equestrianism (all year long), tourism in locals? households, culinary tourism, one-day trips in the surrounding areas, anti-stress tourism and historical and cultural tourism. Those who wish to come here can spend their vacations in a natural environment, with area-specific food and multiple recreation possibilities.
The most important touristic objectives are the two Evangelical Churches and the two Orthodox Churches from commune Halchiu.
In today edition we are introducing the Romanian Orthodox Church Saints Archangels "Mihail și Gavriil", where documents written with Cyrillic letters are being preserved on the outside, above the main entrance. By translation, it results that the church was built by Hagi Sandru and his wife, having Saints Archangels "Mihail și Gavriil" as patrons, during the time of emperor Leopold the 2nd in Christ year 1791. The church was rebuilt and painted at the expense of the believers in 1958. This place has the value of a patrimony, and the frescos can still be admired today.
Recovery of historical Halchiu
"The recovery of the historical Halchiu is a priority for us and we wish that at least one part of the former life to be given back to present. We are also thinking about the future and we wish Halchiu becomes an European commune, maintaining its identity, customs and traditions. Romanians, Transylvanian Saxons and Hungarians live together here and each ethnic group participates in the events of the other. Even if the Transylvanian Saxons left in Germany, there are still a few families living here, and Romanians took over some of their customs. From all the celebrations along one year, the most appreciated by the inhabitants are the religious ones and , which gather all the inhabitants of the village together." declared Ioan Garbacea, the Mayor of commune Halchiu.
Today, Halchiu is a civilized, modern, European locality. Besides the sustainable growth of the commune, citizens benefit from the improvement of the living standard, due to investments in infrastructure and to what was accomplished in all the areas of the administrative perimeter of Halchiu. Come and see!