Bucegi Natural Park
The Bucegi Natural Park stretches over three counties: Dâmboviţa, Prahova and Braşov.
In Buşteni, at the main entrance in the natural park, there is an information tourist centre. Here you can admire a special exhibit and interactive 3D maps.
The tourist routes start in Buşteni, Sinaia, Predeal, Azuga, Râşnov, Moroeni, Moeciu and Bran.
You can also go up to the Bucegi Plateau by cable car from Sinaia up to 2000 m or from Buşteni, towards Babele Lodge and Peştera.
Entrance fee: Yes.
The Bucegi Natural Park officially established in 2000, was mentioned in a document for the first time in the Medieval Age under the name of Buciac or Buceci, which means beech forest.
Because of its proximity to big urban centres such as Bucharest, this the one of the most visited natural parks in Romania. Annually about one million tourists come here to enjoy the geological formations such as the Sphinx, Babele or the Windmillers Teeth, or the special karst formations found in Ialomiţa Cave, Tătar Gorges, or Orzei Gorges.
There are a wide variety of activities that you can do here such as hiking, rock climbing and different winter sports. Also during the spring, you can participate at various cultural events such as Padina Fest or the Folks Artists Fair,that takes place in Bran.
Did you know?
There are almost 3000 animal species living in the Bucegi Natural Park.
The Bucegi Natural Park ecosystems are subject to heavy pressures generated by the large number of tourists.
The parks administration (located in Moroieni, Dâmboviţa county) is very involved in the marketing and environmental education activities. For this purpose seven thematic paths were arranged which lead to the most popular attractions of the park. Along these paths, there are information boards, wooden paths, and resting places.
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