The Galbena Stone and Live Fire glacier

The Galbena Stone and Live Fire glacier

The Galbena Stone (1,243 m) seen from the north, is a slope located in the southern extreme of the Barsa Pit. The southern part of the slope, however, is a steep limestone of over 200 m, with wide views, guarding the Flower Glade. Due to the views that the Stone of Galbena offers, is one of the most beautiful lookout points in the Apuseni Mountains. The Live Fire Glacier is a cave that is sheltering the third largest fossil ice block in the country, after the Glacier of Scărişoara and t... [ read more ]

The Balileasa Depression and the area of

The Balileasa Depression and the area of “The Stables”

Romania is a beautiful country with a diverse relief that worth to be visited. Even if there are not as many developed resorts as in the Western countries, the landscape is breathtaking and the hiking routes are not crowded. Balileasa is an elongated lowland located in the western part of Padis devoid of forest and riddled with sinkholes. The lowland has the appearance of a valley with a large meadow, without being crossed by a regularly stream. The upstream side of the "valley" is guarded by... [ read more ]

Tourism on the Small Island of Braila

Tourism on the Small Island of Braila

From the point of view of tourism, downstream side of the Small Island of Braila, called the Popa area, and the half upstream, the Egret special protection area, represents a particular interest. The total area of ​​this protected area is 17529 ha. Due to the efforts of specialists, the Small Island of Braila was declared a Mixed zoological and botanical reservation. On the area were identified about 150 species of plants. The forest vegetation, encountered both in terrestrial habitats ... [ read more ]

Things to know about the Galbena gorges

Things to know about the Galbena gorges

Located in the southwestern and western part of the closed basin of Padiş - Fortress of Ponor, Galbena is a drainage corridor to the Beius Depression for the majority of the water from the Padiş Basin. Almost throughout the whole area, the Galbena include narrow gorges, bounded by vertical walls and steep slopes, with numerous waterfalls and is very difficult to cross. The upstream sector is the most spectacular, the portion between the Izbuc of Galbena and the confluence with the Luncşoa... [ read more ]

The main tourist attractions in Braila

The main tourist attractions in Braila

The Danube, this wonderful way of European water, after crossing 2500 km, like feeling its end, it splits into two branches, the Macin (Old Danube) and the Cremenea (Danube), hoping that at least one of them will not meet the sea. The Greek historian and geographer Herodotus wrote in the 5th century BC the following: "between rivers that has a reputation and are navigable when you come from the sea, it is the Hister as well" – the Hister is another name for the Danube. In the course of thi... [ read more ]

The Small Island of Braila

The Small Island of Braila

One of the most important agricultural areas of Romania is the swamp of Braila. Between the two arms of the Danube, the navigable Danube on the west called the Cremenea arm and the Old Danube in the east called the Macin arm, was one of the most important hydrological units in the Danube. With a total length of about 60 km and a width of 23 km, the Swamp of Braila has a total area of 99 000 ha. If we add to this area the floodplain part from the outside of it, the whole area is over 153 000 h... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Braila

Tourist guide to Braila

The County of Braila is located in southeastern part of Romania on the Lower Danube with an area of ​​4,766 km2 and a population of 392,000 inhabitants. The center of the area, the city of Braila was mentioned in 1350 in a Spanish geographical work under the name of "Drinago". In 1368 it was mentioned in a document of the ruler of Wallachia, Vlaicu Voda. In the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries Braila was considered the largest sea ​​port on the Danube, here came the ships fromevery ... [ read more ]

Grape cultivating and wine producing in Tulcea

Grape cultivating and wine producing in Tulcea

In the city of Tulcea grapes can be grown anywhere. The terrain of the region consists of a succession of hills and flat land, which together with the climate conditions provide perfect conditions for producing both wine and table grapes. The most important wineyards of Tulcea County can be found at Istria-Babadag Grapery and Sarcia-Niculitel Grapery. Among the most important and outstanding grape verieties we can mention Merlot, Italian Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Muscat Ottonel, Whit... [ read more ]

Visiting Tulcea, a city worth seeing

Visiting Tulcea, a city worth seeing

One can be fascinated by the attractions of this city for years if they decide to spend a longer period of time in this wonderful city. There are lots to see and many things to do in Tulcea. You can visit the largest aquarium of Eastern Europe which has opened its doors not long ago. Also Sulina and Sf Gherorghe is located near at hand together with other fabulous locations of the Delta, such as museums, monuments, caves, mountains and monasteries. As Tulcea is not a large city it can easily ... [ read more ]

Visiting Rosia Montana – a future UNESCO world heritage site

Visiting Rosia Montana – a future UNESCO world heritage site

Rosia Montana is situated in the western region of Transylvania, Romania, more specifically in the Apuseni Mountains in Alba County. The valley in which Rosia Montana is located is crossed by Rosia River. The area is known for its rich mineral resources which have been exploited for many centuries. When Romanian joined the EU the local gold mine was closed but Gabriel Resources of Canada is planning to reopen it and caused controversy over the matter as the mining can possibly cause pollution... [ read more ]