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Bears' Cave

Cave · Crișana · 475 m · open today
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  • Stalactites and stalagmites in Bears' Cave
    Stalactites and stalagmites in Bears' Cave
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One of the main tourist attractions of the Apuseni Mountains, the Cave is distinguished by the diversity of existing stalactites and stalagmites, as well as by the impressive amount of traces and fossils of the cavern bear that disappeared 15,000 years ago.

The Bears Cave was discovered in 1975 on the occasion of a demolition performed on the marble quarry in the area.

With a length of more than 1,500 m, the cave consists of two-level galleries: the first gallery, the upper one, 488 meters long, can be visited by the tourists and the second, 521 m long, is reserved for scientific research.

The top gallery, available to visitors, consists of 3 galleries and different halls:

  • The Bears Gallery (or Bones Gallery),
  • "Emil Racoviță" Gallery,
  • The Candle Gallery,
  • Candle Hall,    
  • Spaghetti Hall,    
  • Bones Room.

The temperature in the cave is constant throughout the year (10 ° C), and the humidity is maintained at 97%.

Opening hours

open today
Sunday10:00–17:00
Tuesday10:00–17:00
Wednesday10:00–17:00
Thursday10:00–17:00
Friday10:00–17:00
Saturday10:00–17:00
The tour of the cave lasts for about 45 minutes.

Price:

Entry fee is 20 Lei for adults and 10 Lei for children.

If you want to take pictures in the cave, you have to pay an additional fee of 15 Lei.

Filming fee is 25 Lei.

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Update: February 21, 2019

Getting there

The access is done through national road E79 to Sudrigiu. From there, you have to follow DJ763 and DC252 until you reach Chișcău.

Coordinates

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46.553915, 22.569324
DMS
46°33'14.1"N 22°34'09.6"E
UTM
34T 620297 5156790
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Bears' Cave

 Chişcău
Phone +40 359411083

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