Rimetea or Torockó is a Romanian municipality in Alba County, in the Transylvania region,consisting of the villages of Colțești and Rimetea.
The municipality of Rimetea is located in the north of Alba County, on the river of the same name Rimetea – a right tributary of the Arieş – in the Trascău Mountains.
The place used to be a mining place, and today it is known for being the cultural center of the Sekelites. the village is a brilliant example of the fact that saving a heritage can become an engine of development..In 1999, the village received the Europa Nostra award.
Access : Coordinates: 46.45, 23.566667 / Rimetea or Torockó located in Alba County, Transylvania, Romania.
- In the 17th-18th centuries, the locality became an important craft and mining center with a mixed population of Saxons and Szeklers, a flourishing town developed thanks to the iron deposits.
- In October 2000, the National Office of Historical Monuments designated Rimetea as a protected architectural and urban area.
- Thanks to the conservation efforts made by the local residents and the NGOs involved in the project, in 1999 the Rimetea locality was awarded the European Commission’s Europa Nostra prize for the preservation of material cultural heritage.
- Top sights in Rimetea : The village museum with ironworks objects and iron tools, opened in 1952 in the town hall of Rimetea. / The Unitarian Church, built in the 18th century / The ruined castle of Cetatea Trascăului in the incorporated village of Colțești (Saint George), built in the 13th century, destroyed in 1713, is a listed building / Houses in Transylvanian-Saxon style. / The watermill of Rimetea, built in 1752. / Unitarian church in the village of Rimetea, built in the 17th century The Stone of the Szekler / The Roman fort from Colțești.
Go next : Turzii gorges have a length of 2900 m and a wall height of up to 300 m. / The Turda salt pan is located in the Valea Sarata-Durgau area of Turda.