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Sighisoara Fortress

Sighisoara, judetul Mures

Sighisoara is a medieval fortress with architectural ensembles made in rural Gothic style, but also in Renaissance and Baroque styles, which are the result of a constructive effort appeared later in t [read more]

Cetate, Categoria: Istoric
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UNESCO

Barsana Monastery

judetul Maramures, Maramures

The Monastery “Synaxis of the 12 Holy Apostles" from Barsana is a convent, located at 22 km southeast of the Sighetu Marmatiei city, at the exit of Barsana, to the Slatioara bridge, where t [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios | Biserica, Categoria: Religios
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UNESCO

Voronet Monastery

Gura Humorului, judetul Suceava

Founded by Stefan cel Mare, Voronet Monastery church dedicated to "St. Gheorghe" is a synthesis of Byzantine and Gothic elements, made in an original manner. With a brilliant ingenuity, with [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios
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UNESCO

The Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (DDBRA)

Delta Dunarii, judetul Tulcea

With Romania's adhesion to the Ramsar Convention in 1991, Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (DDBRA) was recognized as a wetland of international importance especially as waterfowl habitat. Taking into ac [read more]

Parc, Categoria: Natura
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UNESCO

Humor Monastery

Gura Humorului, judetul Suceava

Situated at a distance of 5 to 6 km of Gura Humorului, Humor Monastery is one of the most famous foundations of the Romanian Middle Ages. It was built in 1530 by Toader Bubuiog, member of the divan of [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios
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UNESCO

Hurezi (Horezu) Monastery

Horezu, judetul Valcea

Among the historical monasteries, which decorates the Romanian ground, Hurezi Monastery is considered, along with its hermitages, the most representative architecture complex, defining the Brancoveanu [read more]

Manastire, Categoria: Religios
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UNESCO

Sura Mare Cave

judetul Hunedoara, Transilvania

AddressLoc. Ohaba-Ponor,

Description

Sura Mare cave is situated at an altitude of 460 meters, in Streiului Basin, with the entry at the foot of the Fruntea Mare mountain, in proximity of Ghaba locality, in Hunedoara county. A tourist attraction is the impressive opening of the cave, of about 40 meters high and 12 meters at the base, being a few meters wider at the top.

The cave's gallery covers a distance of 3143 m long
. At almost two kilometers away from the entrance of the cave we enter the Great Hall, which is the final part of Sura Mare. Here are the most beautiful karst formations (on the floor of the cave) in Romania.
After the Great Hall the cave still continues with 800 meters, then the advance is stopped by a deep draintrap. Sura Mare can be considered one of the most impressive karst phenomena in Romania, due to the complexity of the system and of sizes.

Sura Mare cave is the cave with the highest humidity. Air temperature varies between 8 and 10 degrees Celsius and water temperature is between 7 and 9 degrees. Over the cave feels airflow. Sura Mare cave stands as proof of uniqueness in Romania through the existence of the most numerous colonies of bats.

The distance from the entrance until the bigger colonies is almost 350 meters. Pipistrellus colonies, consisting of several tens of thousands of individuals, are for the temperate area the only examples known.

In other areas of the cave, at higher altitudes, are also found colonies of Miniopterus schreibersi. The invertebrate fauna of the cave is more varied at the entrance and generally lower on the platform covered with guano. In Sura Mare cave a beetle of the Sophrocheata genus was discovered, and in the alluvial sands of the underground course there is an underground crustacean.

The most part of the cave is closed to visitors, being reserved to specialists’ research. Tourists can only admire the fascinating entry in the cave, the entry hall and the beginning of the gallery, low lightened, up to first Dorna.

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