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Hidden places in Romania – The unique Bigăr waterfall


 

Romania has so many hidden wonderful places that are little known – even to Romanians. This thought came to mind when reading a piece of news on the site www.siridinvest.ro - also reported by Romania-Insider.com here. The news was about the Bigar waterfall located in the Caras-Severin County, which ranks first in a recent chart of unique waterfalls. This hidden place, somewhere on the road between the village of Oravita and the village of Bozovici, in the Anina mountains on the national road number 57 B, lies exactly on 45th parallel.

The Bigar waterfall is called  “the miracle from the Minis gorge” by the locals. The Bigar falls come from the Minis River and flow over an 8-meter wall of moss. The other name of the Bigar waterfall is Coronini, after the 19th century Banat region governor Johann Baptist Coronini-Cronberg. Many other attractions await the passionate traveler in the Bigar-Coronini waterfall area. The Minis gap is one of the most amazing locations in the Banat Mountains, as so are the pools in the Minis Valley, the Buhui Lake and the Buhui cave.

The Caras-Severin County is one of Romania’s richest areas for natural attractions and there are a lot of ways to spend healthy holidays there in the great outdoors. The Caras-Severin County is a historical area in the Banat region (one of the Romanian historical regions), located in the south western part of Romania at 453 kilometers from the capital Bucharest. It is the third largest county in our country and it is the entrance gate of the Danube to Romania. In this county, there are more than 52 protected natural areas, but the most famous are: Semenic National park, Cheile Nerei National park, Domogled national park and Portile de Fier National Park. Any of these marvelous natural places are great to visit in any season.

One of the most famous and oldest spa localities in Romania, called Baile Herculane, is also located in Caras-Severin County. Tourists can enjoy river rafting, canyoning, mountain climbing, waterfall descents, paintball, biking and motor biking, snowboarding, scientific tourism, spa tourism, hunting, fishing and railroad tourism on the oldest railroad in the country, the Anina-Oravita route. The climate in the area is the mildest of the entire country, temperate continental type with some sub Mediterranean characteristics as well as Adriatic climate. At the same time, the Caras-Severin County has an interesting population mixture where the Romanians, Serbians, Croatians, Hungarians, Germans, Roma and Ukrainians have been living in peace for centuries, everyone contributing to the history and the traditions of the region.

The Caras-Severin County is pretty much unknown to foreigners, so we’ll be discovering step by step the beauties of this hidden treasure of Romania.

By Mariana Ganea, Guest Writer

(photo source: Via.com)

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