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Creeping Cave

Peștera Muierilor, or Peștera Muierii (Romanian for “The Women’s Cave”, or “The Woman’s Cave”), is an elaborate cave system located in the Baia de Fier commune, Gorj County, Romania. It contains abundant cave-bear remains, as well as a human skull. The skull is radiocarbon dated to 30,150 ± 800, indication an absolute age between 40,000 […]

Scarisoara Cave

Scarisoara Ice Cave houses the second biggest underground glacier in south-eastern Europe. This makes it one of the most important caves in Romania. In some cases, the glacier is formed in caves due to the subsidence…

Ponor Cave

Known as the most imposing and splendid lime formations in Romania, Cetatile Ponorului (Fortress of Ponor) lie in the Apuseni Mountains, more specific, in the Northern part of the Bihor Mountains, almost 10-15 km away from Pietroasa commune, Padis area.

The Cave of the Live Glacier

The cave of the living fire glacier is located in Apuseni National Park at an altitude of about 1165 m, hosting the third largest glacier in Romania, with a volume of 25.000 cubic meters. The glacier was formed due to ceiling windows which retain cool air and the lack of ventilation. The cave is formed […]

Wind Cave

Peștera Vântului (Wind Cave) is the largest cave in Romania, with a length of almost 52 km (total length of passages). It is situated in the Pădurea Craiului Mountains on the left bank of Crișul Repede River in the vicinity of Șuncuiuș village, Bihor County. This cave is closed and only accessible to cavers, but […]

Ialomicioara Cave

High up in the mountainous Bucegi Natural Park just south of Brasov, the tiny white Orthodox monastery of Ialomicioara sits underneath a sheer cliff face; it was built in the early 16th century by Wallachian ruler Mihnea cel Rau, who was the son of Vlad the Impaler. Made of wood and guarding an enormous cave […]

Limanu Cave

Limanu cave is located in the southern part of Romania, the village Limanu. Limanu cave is not far from the village. Prominent historian Vasile Parvan Keiris identified the cave as being located in the Gura Dobrogea area, but new studies indicate rather Limanu cave as the underground maze that Dacians used it to hide from […]

Bears Cave

Bears’ Cave (Romanian: Peștera Urșilor) is located the western Apuseni Mountains, on the outskirts of Chişcău village, Bihor County, northwestern Romania. It was discovered in 1975 by “Speodava”, an amateur speleologist group. Bears’ Cave received its name after the 140 cave bear skeletons which were discovered on the site in 1983. The cave bear, also […]