Homorod locality, bordering Rupea town, located on the European road connecting Brasov and Sighisoara, is an ancient settlement boasting an unpolluted landscape with a reach flora and fauna. The public administration is unfolding project meant to support both the community and the investors welling to expand the business environment in various fields such as agro-tourism, leisure, husbandry and wood industry.
Rare Romanic Church
The name Homorod comes from ?Hamerodia? which first appears around 1400 in an ecclesiastic tax register of Rupea (Kosd) Capitol. By 1500, Hameroden used to have 68 households, 4 shepherds and one teacher.
Homorod possesses one of the very rear Romanic churches-hall, dating back to the late XIII century. The keystone sculpted with the Cistercian feature of the sunflower with a grilled middle ? a well-spread ornament in Transylvania ? allow the historians to date it around 1270.
Reach hunting Areas
Homorod Baths are the main attraction of the area; on its surroundings, 14 pieces of land are on public sale, waiting for buyers intent to erect chalets. One day hikes can be organized on Cheile Dopcii and Bogatii Valley, including camp-fires and fauna and flora?s research activities.
As mayor Marcel Pelei stated, Rupea forest range was to first one to be established within Brasov county. ?Five town halls ? Rupea, Hoghiz, Homorod, Apata and Maierus, are associated within the forest range constituted in 2003. We are waiting to get allocated the hunting area, for the woods of oaks and beeches have plenty of animals such as deers, bears, wolfs, lynxes and boars?.
European Money Projects
Projects supported with funds attracted from the European Union have already been started here, like The Housing Centre for the unfavoured children, the ten computers network, installed in a modern centre, the documentation and information Centre within the local school. Several communities associated in a sewerage common project to be realized in the future.
The Stallion Stalls
But the most astonishing investment in Homorod was made by an American citizen: The Stallions Stalls, an ancient building erected by the time of Marie Theresa and recently visited by Prince Charles himself. The investor Sebastian Koga wants to restore the equestrian traditions in Transylvania: ?Homorod Stud is more a romantic investment than a business plan to me. My dream is to restore Homorod as the centre of the equestrian world of Transylvania. I have long term plans and I?ve already started a general renewal, included an instruction in the ancient art of horse breeding?.
Mr. Sebastian Koga can be contacted at: