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Address: Paclele Mari, Berca, Romania

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Pretty Cool

Went to the mud pits to see what it was all about. Pretty cool to see really. I hear it's the only place in Europe like this so definately a thing to see. Little bit of a hike up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Went to the mud pits to see what it was all about. Pretty cool to see really. I hear it's the only place in Europe like this so definately a thing to see. Little bit of a hike up the hill but worth it. By no means a hard hike, just be aware it's a walk. Not a bad drive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

A very interesting place to visit. It's worth the effort of the rather awful country road to get there. In addition to the volcanoes there is a small rest stop at the bottom of the hill selling drinks and snacks. If you don't have a car you can take a bus from Autogara Nord in Buzau and take the bus... More 

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Timisoara, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The mud volcanoes are small volcano-shaped structures typically a few meters high caused by the eruption of mud and natural gases. They can be observed on two separate locations near the Berca commune, dubbed the Little Mud Volcanoes and The Big Mud Volcanoes. We visited them in august 2014 and I would recommend the little ones, we found them much... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The Muddy Volcanoes are located near Berca commune, in Buzau County. There are four different fields with volcanoes, but the most famous are those at Paclele Mici and Paclele Mari. Those at Paclele Mici can be traced by the red Muddy Volcanoes sighn, where there is a parking lot, a restaurant, a bathroom, showers and a souvenir shop. There is... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I have visited the muddy volcanoes with my family, and I am not really sure if this is how the tour should actually be, but we had lots of fun. The volcanoes are not that impressive. These are medium size lifts of mud, they measure a few meters high. And you can climb the so called volcanos really easily and... More 

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Pitesti, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

There's been a long time since a wanted to see the Muddy Volcanoes and I finally had. The big one turned up to be a small dissapointment since they arent that big... I did enjoy the little mudvolcanoes at Paclele Mici though I have to tell you a small tip: You dont have to leave your car at the parking... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I decided , me and my girlfriend , to go out from Bucharest for 2 days. So, we decided about Muddy Volcanoes. What to say? We have experience in travel a lot without car , only by train or...something else. The real problem of this volcanoes is that this country doesn't know to revealed the potential of tourism. To get... More 

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Tirgu Mures, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

A really great, interesting landscape. Great for a geology lesson. Apart from the mudvolcanoes themselves, it's interesting to see how over time rainwater erroded the mud deposits forming canyons, riverbays etc. Unfortunately the place lacks tourist information, apart from a panel at the entrance, there's not really much information provided. TIP: the little mudvolcanoes (Paclele Mici) are far more interesting,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It's a special place, as natural space. But it is not possible that such a phenomenon is so little revealed by authorities. On site, there is not information panels about the appearance, evolution and phenomenon. Stefan

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Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I visit the place at least one time per year for cycling experiences. Children love the place, you need high effort for keeping them away from playing with the mud. Enjoy!

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