Location: in the proximity of Upper Garda, Alba
Description:The cave is a natural protected monument. The
cave is famous due to the presence of a 3000 years old glacier
which covers an aria of 5500 square meters and a volume of
55000 cubic meters. The ice sheet can reach in some spots
about 20 m. The shallow-hole from the entrance is 50 m deep
and 57 m in diameter.
The cave presents calcareous concretions and also icy stalagmites.
Inside the ice was discovered a Chamois skeleton
The Bears’ Cave
Location: in the proximity of Pietroasa commune,
Chiscau village, Bihor County.
Description: The cave is a natural protected reservation.
It has two major levels one of them active but with few concretions
and an inactive one which presents stalagmites, stalactites,
curtains. In this cave remains of an Ursus spelaeus skeleton
Location: 2 km far from Baia de Arama, judetul
Description: The cave is a natural protected monument. It
is 3566 m long and is rich in concretions. The Woman’s
Cave has archeological and paleontological value. In the cave
were found remains from an Ursus spelaeus and remains of human
culture from Paleolithic.
Location: 1 km far from Dambovicioara village,
upstream Dambovicioara Gorges.
Description: Dambovicioara Cave is 244 m long. The cave presents
a principal gallery which gets narrower and doesn’t
have other ramifications. The concretions are scarcely developed.
The Ghetarul de la Focul Viu Cave
Location: in the central part of Bihor Mountains.
Description: The name of this cave can be translated into
English as the “glacier with fire-like appearance”.
The cave presents a glacier which reflexes the rays of the
sun which enter through a big hole from the cave’s ceiling.
This projection of the sun light into the mass of the ice
looks like a fire. From the point of view of its size the
glacier is the second in Romania after the one from Scarisoara
The Cetatile Ponorului
Location: in the Bihor Mountains.
Description: The Cetatile Ponorului represents a karstic complex
formed of three avens, a cave and an intermittent karstic
spring, occupying an aria of 93,3 hectares. This region was
declared a natural protected monument.
The Cetatea Radesii Cave
Location: in the Vladeasa Mountains, on Somesu
Description: The cave presents a ceiling which is perforated
by four holes. Through those holes the sun light enters the
cave creating a beautiful image which many times was compared
with the one of a Gothic cathedral illuminated in blue light.
The Ialomita Cave
Location: in the Bucegi Mountains.
Description: The Ialomita Cave was realized by the tributary
of the Ialomita River-Horoaba River in the calcareous rocks
of the Batrana Mountain. This cave was equipped for the tourist
activity and the access to the cave is easy.The cave has two
levels of passive and active galleries and huge halls (the
Bears’ Cave, the Altar, Decebal’s Vault, Mihnea
The Ghetarul de la Vartop Cave
Location: in the Bihor Mountains, in the proximity
of Casa de Piatra Village, Alba County.
Description: The Ghetarul de la Vartop Cave was declared a
natural protected monument. The cave presents a permanent
block of ice, rich concretions (stalagmites, curtains, columns,
domes), impressive halls (the Dome’s Hall, the Big Hall,
the Wonders’ Hall).
The Topolnita Cave
Location: in the Mehedinti Plateau, in the proximity
of Marga Village, Mehedinti County.
Descriptin: The Topolnita Cave was declared a natural protected
monument. From the point of view of its galleries’ length
this cave is the second after the Vantului Cave (the Wind’s
Cave). The galleries of the cave are situated on four levels.
The cave displays rich concretions (stalactites, stalagmites,
curtains, stone pearls), halls, waterfalls, lakes, guano deposits.
Inside the cave skeletons of cave bears (Ursus spelaeus) were
The Ice Cave (the Varfurasul Cave)
Location: in the Vladeasa Mountains.
Description: The name of this cave can be explained by the
fact that until July ice formations are preserved in it. The
cave is rich in concretions.
The Wind’s Cave
Location: in the proximity of Suncuius commune,
Description: This cave was declared a natural protected monument.
The Wind’s Cave has the longest system of galleries
from Romania (20.875 meters of length). The cave also presents
a great variety of concretions.