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The Crystal cave from the Farcu mine

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The Crystal cave from the Farcu mine

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Roșia commune hall
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The Crystal Cave from the Farcu mine is the only cave in Romania accessible to anyone who wants to discover the bright world of delicate calcite crystals, accessible in the past only to cavers.

The cave was discovered during bouxite mining. The advance of the work front in the gallery from the Farcu mine led to the opening of a geode-type cave, a cavity without connection with the outside. This created the ideal conditions for the formation of calcite crystals.

The access to the cave is made through a mining gallery where an exhibition dedicated to mining is arranged. Here are exhibited objects that were used in the daily work of miners, as well as various samples of bauxite.

After the visit to the mining museum, tourists will be able to look into the depths of an underground pit, arranged to offer a spectacular view towards the bottom of the earth. The tourist route continues to the cave itself, which although small but richly decorated with crystals of various shapes.

The terminus point is a balcony, from where visitors can admire the famous Farcu disks and “Crystal Dragonflies”.

Location and Access

Access to the cave from E 79 (Oradea – Deva)

Beiuș – Delani – Petreasa – Remetea – Căbești – Roșia

Access to the cave from E60 (Oradea – Cluj)

Borod – Bratca – Damiș – Roșia

From the center of Roșia commune, follow the direction signs to the Crystal Cave from the Farcu mine. The road is accessible to all categories of vehicles. To get to the cave and the ticket office, go down, on foot, 50 meters from the parking lot, following the signpost arrows.


January - February
Monday-Sunday11.00 - 15.00*
March - April
Monday-Sunday11.00 - 16.00*
May - Octomber
Monday-Sunday10.00 - 17.00*
Monday-Sunday11.00 - 16.00*
Monday-Sunday11.00 - 15.00*

(*) Last entrance to the cave, for which it is necessary to be present at the ticket office at least 10 minutes before the time of the last entry.

  • Duration of the visit: 25 minutes
  • Temperature inside the cave: 9 – 12 0C. We recommend that you have appropriate clothing and footwear.
  • Group size: maximum 15 people / entrance

Visiting fees and payment methods

Adults 30 lei
Children (5-14 ani)
15 lei
From June 1
Adults 35 lei
Children (5-14 ani) 25 lei

For groups organized by travel agencies, schools, universities, school camps, etc. please contact us to schedule a visit and a personalized offer,

from Monday to Friday between 09.00 – 13.00 by e-mail at or SMS to the phone number 0744426272. Specify the name of the cave, the number of people, the date and time when the arrival is expected, a phone number where you can be contacted. In order to confirm your appointment, you will be contacted by a representative of the cave administrator.

The members of the Romanian Federation of Speleology with the identity card for the current year, benefit from free admission.

Methods of payment

padurea craiului plata cu cash


padurea craiului plata cu card

Bank card

Facilities and services

  • Parking
  • Toilets Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Accommodation
  • Guide services
  • Thematic trail “Discover Rosia Valley”
  • Cheile Cuţilor Via ferrata route
  • Ceramics workshop Merinu Petre
  • Gift shop
Visiting rules - read more

Visiting rules

  • It is forbidden to disturb the existing specimens or colonies of bats on the tourist route;
  • It is forbidden to collect or move stones from the access path inside the cave;
  • It is forbidden to touch the formations or walls inside the cave;
  • It is forbidden to take photos with FLASHLIGHT or PHONE LIGHT inside the cave;
  • Follow the access routes to the cave;
  • Strictly follow the directions of the guides while visiting the cave;
  • Pets are not allowed inside the cave. They can accompany tourists only to the entrance of the cave;
  • Please DO NOT disturb the peace of nature and other tourists;
  • It is forbidden to throw garbage and waste in the cave, use the specially arranged places in the parking perimeter.
  • It is forbidden to organize barbecues, meals, camping inside the parking lot and the perimeter of the cave;
  • Parking is allowed only in places specially arranged for this purpose;
  • Tourists are asked to carefully walk the access route to the cave; The staff does NOT take responsibility for accidents that occur due to tourists’ inattention or non-compliance with the instructions of the guides and the administrator, both inside and outside the cave!
  • The administrator or guide may interrupt the visit at any time and may ask visitors to leave the cave, if circumstances indicate that the safety of the cave or persons is endangered.
  • It is forbidden to sell and / or promote any services or products in the perimeter of access to the cave without the prior consent of the cave administrator and Roșia Commune Hall.
COVID-19 rules - read more

COVID-19 rules

Due to the restrictions imposed by the COVID 19 pandemic, there are limitations on the maximum number of people for a tour, which can increase the waiting time for entering the cave.

All tourists must wear a protective mask, both in the outdoor spaces, in the ticket office, and during the underground visit. They must also disinfect their hands at the entrance to the ticket office and maintain the sanitary distance provided by the rules in force, at least 2 meters, on the visit route from the cave, in the ticket office and in the close areas.

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Photo gallery from the ``Cristale cave`` from Mina Farcu.