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.
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.
ADULTS 20 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 – For a visit to the cave by organized groups (schools, travel agencies, etc.), a pre-programmed minimum of 48 hours is required for a visit, at 0359 410 556 or 0744426272 (The Meziad Cave and Crystal Cave Administration) or the address: email@example.com.
Organized groups of minimum 20 people with group attendant with a written group table benefit from reduced rates: 15 lei/adult and 10 lei/child if there is a pre-programmed visit of the cave.
During September 2019:
Monday, Tuesday: 12:00-16:00
Wednesday – Sunday: 10:00-16:00, LAST ENTRY is at 16:00 !!!
During October 2019:
Monday, Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday – Sunday: 10:00-15:00, LAST ENTRY is at 15:00 !!!
From the 1st of November 2018 – to the 28th of February 2019 – The visit can only be done by prior appointment with at least 48 hours in advance at 0359410556 or 0744426272 (Administration of Meziad Cave and the Crystal Cave). Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visiting hours are from 10:00 to 14:00 (last entry).
WARNING! The minimum group for entering the cave is ten people, and the maximum group is 15 people. If there are not ten people arriving at the time of your arrival, you will have to wait for the next entry. Waiting time is approx — 30 min.