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Balea Glacier Lake

Address: Fagaras Mountains, Romania
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Ranked #3 of 43 Attractions in Sibiu County
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Preston, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
5 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We visited in mid week in late January and were the only people staying that night in the ice hotel. The hotel, chapel and bar are amazing and incredibly detailed. We had booked dinner in the ice bar which wasn't cheap but was a nice experience and the food was excellent. The lake cafe is pleasant but very smoky. Prices... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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136 reviews 136 reviews
103 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Just staying there and relax. Lovely view, sourrounded by mountains. I recommand the visit during the summer because of the weather conditions.

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Elassona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Wake up early and enjoy the view in the Lake.Priceless!!!You have to spent more than one day to feel the energy of the place.

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sibiu
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Balea Lake is a beautiful lake and spot surrounded by the most stunning mountains! Take a close look at the peaks to spot mountain goats! Visit the ice hotel during winter it is very impressive and spend the night if you dare! Enjoy a hot tea overlooking the mountains and just relax!

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Targoviste, Romania
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168 reviews 168 reviews
159 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This place is very interesting. The landscape is impressive. Unfortunately, it is quite hard to reach, mainly in the winter. However, it is worth the effort. You can reach the place by the Transfagarasan road from either Pitesti or Sibiu in the summer, but in the winter, you can only reach this destination by cable car.. (from Sibiu you go... More 

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Stirlingshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Had a coffee in the hotel overlooking this place. Mid October, frost on the ground just above but toasty warm sitting in the sun, very relaxing.

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Ceasarea
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

When you reach Balea lac there is a small motel Cabana Balea Lac which is on the lake amazing view rooms r clean and reasonable. Price is 280ron bb must see ! I would rate the location 5 the motel is 4 the food is ok

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Oradea, Bihor, Romania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Balea lake and the view from there is the reward you get after you drive on what I dare to say is one of the most beautiful roads in Eastern Europe (maybe even in Europe but I'll let you make up your own mind). The view from the top is amazing,we stopped there on our way to the Black Sea.we... More 

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Raleigh
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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We were so looking forward to taking my dad to celebrate his 90th birthday at BALEA LAC. A place he used to take us when we were children, a place so full of positive energy! I guess we tried to find and capture that energy again, many, many years later. Although we traveled mid-week to avoid the big crowds, mid-September,... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

this place is really incredible, if you want to see a special place, or go for a walk into the mountains, or wanna drive on a mountain road (Transfagarasan Road) maybe the best in the world, or just to stay to admire the beauty of nature, this is the place. Been here for a lot of times and I'm sure... More 

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