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Ocnele Mari Salt Mine

Ocnele Mari mine, located in Vâlcea County, represents one of the largest salt reserves in Romania, having estimated reserves of 9 billion tonnes of sodium chloride. The mine is arranged at 225 meters above sea level and lies on an area of 20,000 square meters. Salina has an annual temperature of 15°C. Extraction of salt from Ocnele Mari has started from ancient times, edifying being the discovery in this area of a significant number of mining axe-hammers belonging to the cultures of Neolithic, Bronze and Early Iron Age.

Ocnele Mari Salt Mine

http://www.salinaocnelemari.ro/

Trovants Museum

Natural reserve - located in Costeşti village, Vâlcea county, the Trovants Museum was created to protect the unusual geological creations named Trovants, popularly known as „the living stones”.
Trovants or the grease rocks are local cements grown inside the sand deposits that contain them and the ununiform secretion of the cement make the creation of these trovants with different shapes, sometimes very strange.

Trovants Museum

http://www.valceaturistica.ro/destinatii/muzeul-trovantilor/

Hurezi Monastery

Built in the late 17th century, Hurezi Monastery, part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1993, is considered to be a masterpiece and the most representative construction in the “Brâncovenesc style”, known for its architectural purity and balance, the richness of its sculpted detail, its treatment of religious compositions, its votive portraits, and its painted decorative works.

Hurezi Monastery


http://bestofromania.eu/hurezi-monastery

Horezu – Ceramic center

Horezu ceramics is a unique type of pottery that is traditionally produced by hand around the town of Horezu in northern Wallachia (Vâlcea County), close to the famous Hurezi Monastery. It reflects many generations of knowledge and skills development of pottery, which is why the craftsmanship of Horezu pottery was inscribed on UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists in December 2012.

Ceramics

http://bestofromania.eu/horezu-en

Transalpina highway

The Transalpina Highway (DN67C), located in the Southern Carpathians - Parang Mountains, is the highest mountain pass in Romania; an elevated passage filled with twists, turns, stunning cliffsides, and glorious mountainous views. It is considered the most beautiful highway in Europe. One theory states that the road was created by the Romans as a way of moving to and from Sarmizegetusa, the main city of the Roman empire in Romania, which is still home to many ruins and is an important archaeological site. The alternative idea about the construction of the Transalpina is that it came about during the reign of Carol II, hence the nickname of The King's Road.

Transalpina Highway

http://www.transalpina.biz/

The Women’s Cave

The Women's Cave is a splendid natural monument situated in the Getic Depression of Oltenia, Baia de Fier village, Gorj County. Crossing the limestone, Râul Galbenul (the Yellow River) has digged on the right side of the Galbenul Gorges the most visited speleological objective from Romania. The galleries, resulted after the Karstification of the limestone due to the infiltration of the water of the river, are about 3600 m and are disposed in 4 levels. The lower level is divided in two sectors: from North (1500 m) and the South (880 m) with a scientific importance, being a speleological reservation and inaccessible for tourists.

Women's Cave

Women's Cave