Polovragi Cave

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Polovragi Cave
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A beautiful natural cave formed at the begining of the Oltetului Canyon.
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Ioana S
Bucharest, Romania30 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
An easy to explore cave, loaded more with legends than actual history (but going back to the Dacian people). There is a guide to walk with you. There are a lot of small bats and a lot of stone formations that play with your imagination. Ticket is 20 lei/person, cash only.
Written 28 November 2021
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Bogdan
Bucharest, Romania400 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
By far a better experience versus Muierii Cave. A very professional guide, answeing to ALL the questions, allowing tourists to walk at their own pace but keeping the group together!
Park your car on the plateau in front of the Monastery and walk a mile to the Cave!
Combine it with an ascension to Crucea lui Ursache (1.000m alt.) 1 hour trip! Picturesque vie from the top!
Go further on Cheile Oltețului and descend on the bottom of the canion to enjoy a small waterfall! Just another mile away from the Cave!
Written 22 August 2021
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Emi M
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canarias, Spain117 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
One of the most famous caves in Romania, and for good reasons.
Easy to visit, spacious, interesting things inside ("Dead man" painting, Zamolxis throne).
Written 23 June 2021
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Viorel Iosub
Sibiu, Romania1 581 contributions
Sep 2020
Starting from Polovragi Monastery , which guards as a barrier the end of the main street belonging to the commune, we dare to climb the gorges , initially along Polovragi Forest , a protected natural area for edible chestnut and Mediterranean vegetation . Leaving the forest, the steep bank on the right - Căpățânii Mountain and the guard on the left - Parâng Mountain , announce the entrance to Olteț Gorges. The forest road, of public utility, climbs smoothly, parallel to the Olteț river, which, from the abyss of its riverbed, separates the two brother mountains, still digging real gorges, with vertical walls, on the total length of 3 kilometers. The 800 meters of visit able gallery represent the great outflow, and the tourist gate is the downstream, which explains the impressive dimensions at the entrance and the general public. The first sector of the gallery (approximately 400 m from the entrance) has an exceptional emotional load because, being the most accessible part, it has been over time a refuge of locals: Dacians, healers, monks, each with at least a distinct symbol.
Written 6 October 2020
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Stefan_Minoiu
Bucharest60 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
The road to the main entrance is a bit challenging but once you find a parking slot along the road you could continue walking and enjoy the amazing landscape of Oltet valley. The small river dig into the rock a 30-40 m deep and create a wonderful landscape. You will see on the one hand side the mountain with its rock threatening above your head and the deep valley on the other side where you stay with your breathe taken not being able to see the river flow down in the valley. The cave it is easy accessible to all people and very interesting guided tour being available only from time to time so you will be able to follow some explanations. Formations inside the cave have interesting forms and names after old goods.
Written 28 August 2019
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Marchidanu A
89 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
A worth visiting cave. You can go up to it by car. The entry fee is 20 lei for an adult. The cave is interesting and quite long. There are also historical stories related to it. You should not miss it.
Written 21 June 2019
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Violeta B
Ottawa, Canada37 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
I visited Polovragi Cave also named Zamolxe’s Cave in August 2018 with my mom – 84yo and my son 10yo. The way to get there is not very clear, lack of signs but we had an app on the mobile – Waze- that guided us very well. I was very pleasantly surprised to see that I can drive the car up to the cave and find free parking too. It was easy in this way for my mom to get to the cave – she walks with a cane.
The view on the road that takes you to the cave is spectacular – movie worth it. The Polovragi Cave is visited with a guide and the admission tickets are ok. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Inside is not super big it is very beautiful. It reminded me of the massive Luray Caverns,Virginia, US. Pestera Polovragi is easily walkable, but no path made, for at least half way – for my mom at least – she returned back after a while, the ceiling was getting low. Me and my son continued to the end with no problems. The temperature in the Polovragi Cave is about 12-13C so it is cold, and a sweater would be welcome. We did not have any special footwear and we were ok. We liked it and we would revisit it if we would pass again by that area.
Written 7 September 2018
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Modi116
Voluntari, Romania325 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
We have visited this cave after Pestera Muierii, a much better preserved and interesting cave. Our guide was a bit rushed, even though she has provided plenty of explanations. There are not too many memorable things about this cave, however I would not miss it. Very slippery inside, so make sure you wear proper shoes.
Written 7 August 2018
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IOOP81
Bucharest, Romania18 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
The lady that keep the tourbis very focus to feel good on it and tell very interesting amd fun things.
Written 8 September 2017
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Isabela L
Tel Aviv, Israel908 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
A must see in the aria . Very interesting cave and a very nice guide .Local people say that the spiritual leader of the Geto-Dacians, Zalmoxe, would have lived in the Polovragi Cave.Is a warm and damp cave , with 800 meters from a visitor gallery (of over 10 kilometers). The cave hosts a hibernation colony of bats of cave .
Written 25 August 2017
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