Halmagiu commune is in a very beautiful location. From almost every part of the commune one can see beautiful mountains. The name was given to the commune by Nicolae Iorga, the famous Romanian historian, from the word “Holm” – meaning hill. Hills and mountains surround this lower region.
In the center of Halmagiu there is Rassovician Square where the monument to Avram Iancu, the leader of the famous revolt, is located. The well-known square of Halmagiu is attested to in a 1752 document. The market place is the same as that visited by the army of Horea Closa and Crisan, fighters for liberty in Romanian history.
From the square you can visit the Town Hall building. The work with the greatest artistic value is the church mural, in Byzantine style, dating from 1768. There was an earlier church built many years before 1700.
Close to Halmagiu you can visit the Bortoci Grota (cave), a tunnel set into the hillside. At the Banesti bridge is located the troita (a monument in the form of a cross) built in memory of the heroes of the 1784 revolt and other revolutionaries from the 1848 - 1849 period. In Draganesti village there is a wooden house 200 years old.