The cave with the most impressive portal in the Pădurea Craiului mountains, 32 meters high, Unguru Mare is a place known to man since prehistory. The cave overwhelms its visitors with the grandeur of the underground space and the historical load of the remains found here.

On the only 150 meters of the tourist route, there are rooms whose dimensions vary between 33 and 10 meters wide or 25, respectively, 15 meters high. A whitish stream flows on the cave floor. Its color is due to a rare mineral, brought by water from the depths of the mountain, called crisit.

The necropolis discovered in the Sacred Gallery dates back to the Bronze Age. Here archaeologists found pieces of ceramic vessels, bronze tools, but also an amber pearl, of Baltic origin.

Unguru Mare Cave houses a small museum and a playground, through which the little ones can better understand the way of life of the first inhabitants of this area.

The entrance to the cave, which is made on a suspended bridge over the waters of Crișul Repede, also belongs to the adventure of this discovery.


By car:

On the route Oradea – Cluj (E60)
Topa de Criș – Vadu Crișului – Șuncuiuș

On the route Oradea – Deva (E 79)
Beiuș – Delani – Petreasa – Remetea – Căbești – Roșia – Damiș – Bratca – Bălnaca – Șuncuiuș


By train:

on the route Cluj – Oradea, through Șuncuiuș station.


On foot:

To reach the cave, visitors must follow the signs to Unguru Mare Cave. After passing the area of ​​Gradia and Lavinia guest houses, there are three bridges suspended over Crișul Repede that connect with a series of tourist attractions. The first suspended bridge is towards the Vântului cave and Frânturii glade, the second one leads to Cheile Mișidului, and the third bridge represents the access to Unguru Mare Cave.

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