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In Pădurea Craiului, besides the uniqueness of the caves, the diversity of natural attractions surprises every visitor who finds them. From the wild valleys on which you can discover mouths of caves or marked paths that climb you to the tops of a hill or rock where the view is wonderful, on your trip you can be surprised by the imposing keys, waterfalls and rocks that make each route to be new! Whether you are thinking of discovering these routes on foot, by bicycle, by boat or in the rope, you can fully enjoy the wonderful masterpieces of the karst relief and natural areas untouched by the human hand, any season of the year!

Landmark Rating Short description
Boiului Valley ** The course of the Boiului valley invites tourists for a walk on the foot of the forest, in a wild and picturesque place.
Cailor Waterfall ** One of the well-known waterfalls of Pădurea Craiului destination, where the water jumps over a cliff threshold from seven meters high.
Brătcuţei Gorge ** A pretty narrow valley but rich in fruit trees and hay, a corner of a living nature.
Mişidului Gorge ** The waters of Mişid flow down the valley between huge boulders and steep rock walls. A place in the heart of the wilderness.
Vântului Cave *** The longest cave in Romania. Over 47 kilometers of galleries! The perfect place for an adventure, with your family, underground.
Unguru Mare Cave *** The most impressive portal in the Pădurea Craiului mountains. The cave has been inhabited since prehistory.
Moanei Cave ** A true maze, 1,170 meters long, whose beauty is completed by the two underground waterfalls.
Platoul Zece Hotare ** Un platou carstic specific munţilor Pădurea Craiului. Un loc pitoresc, esenţa acestor frumoase locuri.
Vadu Crişului Cave *** Natural sanctuary of tourism and speleology from the Crişului Repede gorge. One of the most beautiful in this part of the country.
Vadu Crişului Waterfall ** Discreetly guided by the hands of the first researchers of these places, the cascanda pours its foamed waters, from the ten meters high of the cliff that dominates the Crişul Repede course.
Zmăului House– Vama Sării Tower *** A cave, a medieval tower, a lot of stories and legends. The small fortification supervised the floating and salt trade on Crişul Repede.
Bătrânului Cave *** One of the “school” caves of the Romanian speleology. The clay figure gallery is the prize well deserved by all the brave who manage to reach the terminus of the cave.
Pottery at Vadu Crişului *** Unique worldwide, “Romanian Kaolin” or white clay from Vadul Crişului represents the essence of a traditional occupation whose beginnings are lost in the darkness of the centuries.
Gălăşeni Cave *** 16 species of bats, a family that numbered several thousand copies, “Silver cap” or “Crystal gallery”, just a few of the arguments for some memories for a lifetime.
The wooden church in Josani ** With nothing more than their sisters in Maramures, the wooden churches in Bihor County are true masterpieces of folk art.
The karst plateau Damiş-Ponoraş ** Surface karstic relief and wild orchids.
Albioarei Gorge * A place as wild as so beautiful, a cave of caves, rock ditches, clear springs, colds, salamanders … a place worth discovering.
Traditional village Runcuri ** Country life in its purest essence.
Doboş Cave *** An easy cave, full of stalactites and stalagmites.
Gruieţ Cave *** A living cave, in which the course of the underground stream has cut interesting formations and spectacular forms of erosion.
The cave with crystals from the Farcu mine *** The only place in Romania where anyone can admire the lace of calcite crystals.
Ciur-Ponor Cave *** 20 kilometers long, an underground waterfall, a hall over 100 meters high, a place of speleological superlatives.
Hârtopu Bonchii Cave *** A real reservation. The fossils of snails and shells from prehistory, true works of art printed in stone.
Water mill in Roşia commune ** The last water mill, on the Roşia valley course, still in operation.
Dorel Codoban Workshop ** Inheritance of the last master and virtuoso of the violin with a horn. A unique instrument in the world, specific to Bihor.
Lazuri Valley Gorge ** The perfect route to discover, in the family, the beauty of nature. Trees, hardwoods, clear waters, twisted roads … Something worth discovering!
Roşia Valley Gorge ** Just ahead, in the heart of the forest, on a steep and narrow valley, to the base of a rock wall from which the white waters of the Roşia stream flow.
Sohodol Gorge * A string of small waterfalls and a wonderful place to stop in nature.
Meziad Cave *** One of the most beautiful and accessible caves. Here is the only natural underground bridge known in Romania and many, many other wonders of the world from the depths of the earth.
Reformed church in Remetea commune *** Historic monument, the church dating from the thirteenth century houses icons of the Hungarian holy kings and Byzantine representations. It is said that it was first an Orthodox church, then a Catholic church and, finally, a Reformed church.
The ethnographic collection in Remetea ** A place-specific house houses traditional objects of rural, Romanian and Hungarian culture from this part of the country.
The wooden church in Şoimuş – Petreasa ** Dating from 1752, it is said that the church was moved several times between the villages of Şoimuş and Petreasa. The geometric motifs, carved in oak, are remarkable.
Wonder spring ** Source of water but also of legends, one of the emblems of the resort Stâna de Vale.
The monastery from Stâna de Vale * Modest monastic settlement in the heart of what was once the “Pearl of the Apuseni Mountain”.
Săritoarea Ieduţului Waterfall ** A foamy fan, flying through the ferns, in an almost wild setting.
Vălul Miresei Waterfall ** Two waterfalls, totaling about 35 meters high and the tragic story of a bride running in the mountains.
Laia Mare Waterfall ** The water falls over two rocky thresholds, among rocky rocks, from 35 meters high. On sunny days, the waterfall, also called “Miss”, shines in all the colors of the rainbow.
Iadolina Waterfall ** Probably the best known waterfall on the course of the Hell Valley. Its waters pass, in several stages, among rocks of impressive size.
Piatra Bulzului Peak ** A splendid vantage point on the Hell Valley, an opportunity for a pleasant walk in nature.
The hermitage of the Coada Lacului ** A wooden church and a few cells, a place of retreat and prayer for a handful of monks.
Tăul fără fund * He told him the news in the country that he would swallow, all in all, with oxen. In fact, the place where a deep water flow combines its powers with the waters of Hell.
Water cave in the valley of Leş * A permanent underground lake and meandering gallery make this cave look like a delta of the underworld.
Vida Lake ** One of the most famous tourist attractions of Craiului Forest. A wonder of construction engineering, a place of stopping hiding in the woods.
Videi Gorge ** The longest keys in Apuseni, a true land of springs and springs, oats and caves, erosion phenomena, hidden between stone walls that can reach up to 200 meters high.
The ruins of Kornish fortress * A “shepherd” of the Transylvanian Renaissance.
Traditional house “Morgovan Floare” * A rural household like all those in this part of the country a hundred years ago. The occasion of a beautiful journey in the past.
The wooden church in Vălani ** Built in 1730, the church houses a number of icons specific to rural art.
The wooden church in Sitani ** Located today in the commune of Brădeşti, the church was completely restored in 2009. It is noticeable by the “borrowed” style of the traditional architecture of Maramureş.
The wooden church in Campani ** The oral tradition gives the moment of construction in 1651. The place belonged to the villages Campani and Pomezeu.
Wooden church from Vârciorog ** The monumental church, dating from the 17th century, is noted for its wood-carved ornaments.
Osoi Cave ***  A cave of very large underground spaces, laden with candle-like stalagmites.