Discover Dâmbovița County, Romania – Ialomiței Cave, Zănoagei Gorges, Leaota Mountains, Bucegi Plateau, Tătarului Gorges …

Dâmbovița County is located in Muntenia region and has a diversified relief including mountains, hills and plains. It reaches the maximum altitude in Bucegi Mountains and the minimum one in Titu Plain. The County seat is, a city full of history since it was the residence of the Romanian rulers and capital between the years 1396-1714.
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Several museums and monuments make Târgoviște an attraction for those interested in history and culture: The Assembly Royal Court Museum , Museum of Printing and Old Romanian Book, Museum of History, George Petraşcu Workshop, Dealu Monumental Complex.

Dâmbovița County has a natural park in Bucegi Mountains, which includes 10 natural reserves all located in the Moroeni village area.

Some references for lovers of mountain tourism:

Cheile Zănoagei ( Zănoagei Gorge) is accessible from Scropoasa Chalet. On a well-marked route, you can walk to see some wonderful places like: Scropoasa Lake, Orzei Gorge and 7 Springs Waterfall .

Lake Scropoasa is an artificial lake with an area of nearly 6 ha, built in 1929 for energy purposes. It is located at 1200 m altitude and is a place for recreation.

About 7 Springs waterfall it is said to have the purest water in the world.
Cheile Tătarului (Tătarului Gorge) is located by the tail of Lake Bolboci, in Moroeni on Ialomiței Valley. It’s actually a karst system which constitutes a geological and paleontological reserve including: Cheile Tătarului, Bear Cave and Little Cave . Apart from these characteristic karst topography, various flora and fauna make this place a real piece of heaven.

The most spectacular gorge sector has a length of 300 meters. Besides the landscape value, the place has a special historical value. In the wildest area of the gorge, at an altitude of 1548 m, there are the highest archaeological sites ever discovered in Romania.

– The Plateau of Bucegi is a place with breathtaking perspectives very suitable for hiking. You can admire the 2 natural monuments created by wind erosion, Babele (The Old Women) and Sfixul (the Sphinx). They have impressive size and are one of the tourist attractions of the mountain. There are many legends, about the Sphinx and even assumptions regarding energy capacities and exceptional importance of the area in human history.

– Ialomiţei Cave- is well known to tourists that come in Bucegi. It is located at an altitude of 1530m in the Ialomiţa Gorge , having a length of 480 m, of which, only 400 m are accessible to tourists. At the cave entrance is located a monastery dating from XVIth century.

– Leaota Mountains – is a wild area with exceptional natural potential with an attractive offer for mountain sports. The villages of this area keeps old customs and folk traditions.

In this county there are two resorts where those with health problems can receive treatment and relax.
Pucioasa Resort – is located in the Carpathian hills, 20km from Târgoviște. This resort benefits of the contribution of several natural factors to treat many types of diseases. The air is very rich in ozone, removing stress and contributing to physical rehabilitation. The resort is the gateway for tourist routes in Bucegi or Leaota Mountains . The resort is known since 1649 when its name was Piatra Pucioasă.

Vulcana – Baths is located in a hilly wooded area, north of Târgoviște. It is famous because of its water springs with iodine, chlorine, magnesium, calcium and sulfur, which it is said to have curative potential comparable to that of water from Vichy – France.

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