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Săcele, documented as early as 1366, is a town that gathers the four ancient Saecelene villages: Baciu, Turcheș, Cernatu, and Satulung. Alongside the other three villages (Tărlungeni, Purcăreni, and Zizin), which together formed the “septem villae valacheles” (seven Romanian villages), it hosted one of the largest communities of Mocani in Transylvania, alongside a strong community of Csangos, with various main occupations: sheep farming for Mocani and agriculture for Csangos. Until 1850, Săcele was among the wealthiest villages in Transylvania, and the Săcele Mocani practiced transhumance in Dobrogea, contributing to the establishment of numerous settlements, including in Crimea.

The town hosts 14 churches that are historical monuments, three of which are national cultural heritage monuments, and the other nine are part of the local cultural heritage. The Săcele Ethnographic Museum, established in a historic building from the 16th century, houses exhibits relevant to traditional Mocănească and Csango folk costumes and life.

Săcele is located in the southeast part of Brașov County, crossed by the national roads DN1A and DN1, and borders the commune of Tărlungeni, Predeal, and the city of Brașov.