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Discover the prehistoric depths of the Pădurea Craiului Mountains! The only cave in Romania where anyone can admire calcite crystals without being a caver.
Location: Roşia commune; GPS coordinates: 46º49’02,06 ” N, 22º25’26,08 ” E
Tourist trail length: 700 meters
Access: The Farcu Cave is situated in the upper basin of the Roşia Valley, Roşia village, Bihor County. Once in a mining area, the Farcu Hill is a karst plateau with numerous large sinkholes and partly covered lapies. The access to the area is made on the recently modernized public road that starts from the center of the commune towards the village called Poniţa.
Description:
The Crystal Cave from Farcu Mine comprises two important tourist components: the mine gallery along with a museum hall dedicated to mining, with exhibits used in everyday miners’ work: machinery, lamps, tools and the cave itself.
After a trip to the mining museum, tourists will be able to look into the depths of a subterranean pithole, arranged to provide a spectacular view of the bottom of the earth. The tour continues to the cave itself, which, although small, is richly adorned with crystals of various shapes. This place is the only one in Romania, where tourists who do not have caving training can admire the brilliant world of delicate calcite crystals. Those who have arrived here agree that their beauty is breathtaking.

ENTRANCE FEES:
ADULTS: 25 lei
CHILDREN between 5 and 14 years: 15 lei
CHILDREN up to 5 years: free
For commercial photography sessions, a fee of 100 lei/day is charged and for filming 450 lei per hour. Photographing and personal photography is not charged, but it is forbidden to use the flash of phones or cameras.

WARNING – Visiting the cave by organized groups (schools, travel agencies, etc.), has to be done by prior appointment with minimum 48 hours before your planned visit , at 0744426272 (The Meziad Cave and Crystal Cave Administration) / 0359 410 556 / by email: rezervari.pesteri@gmail.com

VISITING PROGRAM 2020

AUGUST 

  • Monday, Tuesday: 12:00 – 16:00 *;
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 – 17:00 *;
  • Saturday, Sunday and Legal Holidays: 10:00 – 17:30 *
    (*) last visiting tour

SEPTEMBER

  • Monday, Tuesday: 12:00 – 16:00 *;
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 11:00 – 16:00 *;
  • Saturday, Sunday and Legal Holidays: 10:00 – 17:00 *
    (*) last visiting tour

OCTOBER

  • Monday, Tuesday: CLOSED
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 11:00 – 15:00 *;
  • Saturday, Sunday and Legal Holidays: 10:00 – 16:00 *
    (*) last visiting tour

NOVEMBER

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 11:00 – 15:00, LAST ENTRY is at 15:00 !!!

2nd December 2020 – 28th February 2021 – Visiting can be done by prior appointment with at least 48 hours in advance by SMS  0744426272 (Administration of Meziad Cave and the Crystal Cave) or by email: rezervari.pesteri@gmail.com. Visiting hours are from 10:00 to 14:00 (last entry).

WARNING! The minimum group for entering the cave is 5 people, and the maximum group is 15 people. If there are not 5 persons at the time of your arrival, you will have to wait for the next entry. Waiting time is approx — 30 min.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/PesteraFarcu/

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