Ialomicioara Monastery and Cave

Ialomicioara Monastery and Cave

Ialomicioara Monastery and Cave
4.5

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MadtownChris
Madison, WI233 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Large, fun and well-organized cave to visit. The catwalks to get around inside seem brand-new and make it easy to get through the visit (although there is a lot of up and down).

Due to the rain, we weren't sure if the gondolas were running but it seems like you should be able to take one up from Busteni, down from there to nearby the cave and then walk about 10-15 minutes to the cave.

If you drive from Sinaia, it takes just over an hour and be prepared for lots of curves and some big potholes. As of June, 2023, do not follow Google maps for the last 1km or so as it will take you down a rough road to a washed out bridge. Instead go to the monastery on the west side of the river. Park in the lot below the chapel and follow the "spre pestere" signs down to the valley.
Written 29 June 2023
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Viktoriia Y
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Great view and very well preserved, amazing experience and I highly recommend it to anyone both professionals and amateurs
Written 20 February 2023
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hobb1028
Oxford, UK351 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Definitely worth a visit. We drove from Sinaia instead of getting the cable car after reading how long people have to wait for the cable car.
The road up is very scenic which is definitely worth stopping at points but the drive is not for anyone who isn't confident with driving. September is a relatively quiet time so the drive wasn't so bad.

You park a bit away from the monastery and you walk up to it. The monastery apparently was burnt down a few times and it was rebuilt in approx 2006 I think. The cave was amazing. I think they should charge more than 10lei for entrance but hey...

Take up on the offer for helmets if you are tall. You will need it.
Written 23 September 2022
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Mihai stefan
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Very nice and beatiful. But very very steep stairs . They look like ladders! But otherwise the cave system was beatifiul and big and a lovely sight. I had a lot os trouble with the air it felt thick and cold but not enough to kill a star. 5/5
Written 23 October 2021
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רות ח
Shaharut, Israel81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
came to Ialomicioara Monastery and Cave by chance. Did not know anything about it except that the way there is beautiful. I loved every part of it. We ended up having to take the long route of 30+ km of dirt road. The asphalt road was being fixed at the time. But it turned out to be a great journey to get there, then, to walk through the beautiful forest and finally, to see the beauty of the cave. Most caves I have been to, weren't lit like this one. The water fall in the cave was fantastic (a small fall) and finally the story of the monastery and the site of the beautiful wall paintings. I would love to visit again!
Written 1 October 2019
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Indygoflow
Saint Julian's, Malta193 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I thought i's a tiny little cave but it's actually quite big!
It's a very safe cave with plenty of handrails.
You will spend there around 1hr.
Written 30 September 2019
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Bogdan
Bucharest, Romania34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
Easy trip to this location. We have a holly ortodox church built in the cave. The surrounding areas are faboulos.
Written 10 September 2019
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Radu C
Glasgow, UK49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
No tour of this country is complete without wondering in the mysterious Ialomicioara Cave. The entire area is well kept and will surely impress any traveller who dares to go inside. From underground waterfalls to ancient fossils, this attraction is guaranteed to have something for everyone
Written 17 June 2019
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vtc2017
Miami, FL1,763 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
This is a must visit place if you are in the area. In front of the cave is a small church that can be visited too. The entry fee is $2 which in my opinion is way to small compare with the beauty of the cave. The round trip is 1 and 1/2 mile and takes from one hour up to half a day based on how many pictures you take. You don’t have a guide but the path is marked and lit well. This is one of the few caves in the country that has a waterfall and you can see it. The temperature is around 6 degrees Celsius and humidity 80-100%. They provide helmets for free at the entrance which I recommend, some passages are narrow and around 3 feet tall.
Written 22 May 2019
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MiamiKeyWest
Amsterdam814 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
More than 1 km long. Impressive views. Very well built to accommodate safe visits. Highly recommendable. Too bad the road to there is so tough.
Written 7 April 2019
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