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Scarisoara Ice Cave

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Address: Garda de Sus, Alba Iulia 827107, Romania
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It is a nice place to visit if you are in the area. A nice short walk to get there and lots of stairs to get inside the cave :)

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2016
Patricia D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

That was a very nice cave.we took very nice pictures.the stairs were really dangerous and it's better to go there early.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

It is a nice place to visit if you are in the area. A nice short walk to get there and lots of stairs to get inside the cave :)

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Timisoara, Timis, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

i have visited this place several times during my life. What is scary that it become very commercial. Which has its good and its bad sides. Good: the road has been paved up to the entrance. There is a ticketing system in place. There are many possibilities for camping or renting rooms. Bad: the parking sites are not for free.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Scarisoara houses the largest underground glacier in Romania and probably in Europe. Scarisoara is located at an altitude of 1165 meters and contains 80,000 cubic meters of ice. The oldest ice block is based on the venerable age of 4,000 years . You have to go down and climb up some 150 stairs, but the view is realy amazing. The... More 

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Cugir, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

One of the oldest ice caves existing, The access needs some physical fitness and you should not expect the perfect stairs to climb down. Only a small part can be visited without special gear. Nevertheless worth to see it.

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Alba Iulia, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

You must visit our country!!! In the heat of summer is the perfect place to chill 🌟🌟🌟 we went there with our five year old son and he liked it very much. You can enter in the cave with your dog also. 2 degrees in the cave...you need clothes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

It is one place that should be visited if you are trekking in these mountains. The trip to it can be done by bus or hiking. The going up the mountain will reveal you some interesting facts about of the inhabitants and some nice ways of building houses. The Ice cave are in fact two caves one with the iceberg... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Vizited în a beautiful summer rainy day. Easy uphill path. Groups entering every 40 minutes. Explanations by guide before going down the metal stairs to walk on the wood bridge over the ice. Medium dawnhill. Sometime can be slippery. Gloves necesary because temp around 2°C!

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

I visited for the 5th time in the cave, the first time in 1986. Unfortunately the ice has diminished considerably. But conditions for visitation have improved. Stairs was fixed and was arranged a civilized entry. The road from Garda was paved and the access to this natural wonder is easy now.

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Bacau, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

A block of ice formed by closing a mouth of the cave, whit a river inside. This favored freezing water trapped inside.

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