Lacul Albastru (The Blue Lake)

Lacul Albastru (The Blue Lake), Baia Sprie: Address, Lacul Albastru (The Blue Lake) Reviews: 3.5/5

Lacul Albastru (The Blue Lake)

Lacul Albastru (The Blue Lake)
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Demian P
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Friends
It is a small lake on a hill, not fare from Baia Sprie city town hall, you should leave your car at main road and walk up about 20 min, on a narrow road and a steep clay footpath through the forest, very good for jogging lovers( otherwise you will be very tired).

You will see a lake formed 100 years ago ( about 1919) through collapse of a mining tunnel and collecting rainwater, it has no other water inflow or outflow. The colour of the lake is given by copper minerals dissolved in the rainwater, Malachite (green-precious stones ) Azurite (blue - precious) and other minerals, which give the water some health benefits. You can have a bath there. Of course the water could become as well muddy when is a storm, because it collects water from the hill slopes.
You could imagine that the hill is full of mining tunnels and looks like a Swiss cheese.
Written 28 May 2022
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Roland H
Cluj-Napoca, Romania56 contributions
If you want to see the nice green-blue color, visit it on a sunny day. A bit of rain makes the water brown and turns the road there in a nightmare: it's narrow, slippery and full of dogs, so beware!
Written 4 January 2021
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Flore
Arad, Romania1,650 contributions
First of all, the lake is very small and I have seen dozens more beautiful than it. Then, the access road can be made by car, up to a point and then, on foot, on very steep paths. The part you do with the car is not easy, the road is very narrow, only one car can drive in each direction and you do not have visibility all the time. I didn't take a risk and I walked - 60 minutes to climb, I stayed at the lake for a maximum of 15 minutes and then 45 minutes to go down. The road is marked with a blue circle in a white circle. Disappointing!
Written 15 August 2020
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MadFerret
218 contributions
Couples
Took our dogs for a walk here and it was really pleasant.
There is a small beach area that is great for a dog to get in and out, our dog thoroughly enjoyed his swim and the walk around the lake. There is a 15 min or so walk from the small car park that is steepish but manageable, especially in the dry weather. There are picnic benches dotted around and it is all relatively clean. There is also a toilet but we didn’t see what that was like.
It was an excellent way to spend a couple of hours walking the dogs in safety off lead.
And for anyone that says it not advertised enough, that is good as the road to drive there is very narrow, it would be chaos if it was busy!
Written 18 August 2019
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Andreea S
Bucharest, Romania218 contributions
Friends
The lake is a special place in Maramures because of its colors .during the cold seasins the lake is smarald green amd during summer it takes a turquoise beautiful color.it is astonishing.be aware of the fact that the place is not reachable by foot.you would need a car to get to the area and then just by walking you can find it.it's worth it
Written 13 June 2018
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Carsten I
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Family
We took a detour over a long mountain road to go to this lake and everybody was really disappointed. It is a very very small lake and nothing compared to anything you might see in the Alps. It is also very difficult to find and get there and you should park the car in the village as the roads are very narrow and if another car gets in your way you won't have fun. If you are in town for other reasons or happen to pass by it is Ok. The color was more brown or green than blue.
Written 25 August 2017
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Marilena_Ro
Bucharest, Romania72 contributions
Friends
We planned to visit this lake during our road trip in Maramures and stopped in Baia Sprie for this purpose. The climb up from the church up the hill was very narrow and steep with the car, thus we decided to park the car and walk. There are no directions so we asked a few locals to show us the way. While climbing (on a road among private houses), there were tens of dogs (some in the yards barking very loud, some loose on the road), which made the experience very unpleasant and decided to give up.
It is a pity that the town hall of Baia Sprie does not do the minimum necessary to properly mark the way and secure a safe road for people to reach to this attraction.
Written 9 July 2017
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FKine
Melegnano, Italy427 contributions
Couples
Nice hike to the lake but turns out it was greenish... searching up hill, you can find some minerals from the mining activity: barite, quartz, etc...
Written 8 September 2016
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ssava
Budapest, Hungary5 contributions
Family
Very nice place , recommended to be visit. There is a hotel near by , trails in the forest and activities possible on the lake.
Written 19 August 2016
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Cathy44444
Clermont-Ferrand, France89 contributions
In the early august when we visited the lake it was green.
Small and cute lake, apparently no water fauna, however encountered by the forest which makes the lake iconic.
On a rainy day as ours, it's quite and peaceful.
Practical topics: leave the car in the village, as the road is very thin and in one moment you should leave the car anyway and take the hike trail.
Written 10 August 2016
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