The community of Savarsin an area scattered with landscapes of a discreet beauty, with widespread forests, with streams flowing both briskly and slowly, shrouded in history and legends, inhabitated by industrious people who are both faitful Christians and devoted Romanians, having been handed down the ancient customs by their forefathers, being both hospitable and friendly, eager to meet other people and, at the same time, to be acquinted with others, are looking forward to greetinh you warmly on their ancient lands at the bottom of the Zarand Mounains.
I. The geographical location of Savarsin
Savarsin lies in the east of Arad, at the meeting point of the Zarand Mountains and the Hills of Lipova, being separated by the Valley and the Terrace of the River Mures. The commune is located as far as almost 90 km from Arad city. It is crossed by the European Road E68.
On the territory of Savarsin there lies the hill Cetateaua (264m) where an electricity relaying station can be found. In the east of the commune lies the hill of John (419m).
The climate – it’s an average temperate conyinental type. The highest temperature can reach at 48 Celsius degrees and the lowest can reach at – 30 Celsius degrees.
The flora – Within and around the commune the most common forests are those of oak – trees, acacia – trees, etc. Beside these can be seen the vegetation typical of the plain (willow – trees, poplars, reed etc.)
The fauna – it consists of a lot species of hunting interest (the wild boar, the deer, the fox, the wolf etc.)
II. Brief historic account
The first recorded document of the locality dates back to the year 1479 in witch it was called „Zawasin”, while in 1851 it was named „Soborszin”, which seems to derive from the following words So = salt, Bor = wine, and Szin = shed.
III. The economy
The main resources are the forests, the marble, the farming lands and the touristic resources.
The most important touristic attraction in the area is the Royal Castle, that was built between 1650 – 1680 by Forray Family. During Horea’s Upheaval the rebelling peasants set fire to the castle. It was rebuilt, but during the revolutionary movements in 1848 the castle was burnt again. In 1870 the castle is given the curent shape. It has three floors: the basement, the ground floor, and the first floor. It belonged succesively to the noble families of Forray, Nadasdy and Hunyady. In 1943 the castle was purchased by His Majesty King Mihai I. In surroundings there lies a wonderful dendrologic park with year-old trees and an accumulation lake. The royal castle can accommodate 18 peoples.
You can visit the Orthodox Church (1899),the Roman – Catholic Church, the Museum of art and ethnography, Eugen Popa Memorial House, The underground shapes at Caprioara, The Troas Valley.