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Balea Glacier Lake

Fagaras Mountains, Sibiu, Romania
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Ranked #3 of 26 Attractions in Sibiu
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Zalau, Romania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 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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Romania
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243 reviews 243 reviews
94 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A great place for spending ~1 hour on top of Transfagarasan Road. It is also a point for starting climbing adventures in Fagaras Mountains. the view over the road is excellent if the weather is clean, you can also have meals and some outdoor extreme games. Enjoy!

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Aalborg, Nordjylland, Denmark
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

If you want a breath-taking landscape or a perfect place for taking memorable pictures, definitely Baea Glacier Lake is the right one !

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bucharest
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55 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We've been to Balea Lake on our way through Transfagarasan. It's a very nice and quiet place, with a beautiful lake! The only minus of the place are the small gift shops which have nothing to do with the beauty of the lake. You can also enjoy a good food at a small restaurant next to the lake.

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Bucharest, Romania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Even if it is not so high as in other countries, this top of the mountain is very beautiful, and if you come in Romania, or you are from here, you should see this place. Around you are the mountains, Negoiu peak with 2535 meters, and Moldoveanu peak with 2544, and in the midlle you and the lake, Balea lake.You... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This glacier lake at the top of amazing Transfagarasan road is incredibly beautiful. If you want peace and quiet, avoid summer weekends. Otherwise, great starting point for hiking trips, but proper hiking equipment is a must. Also a good destination for winter sports - but it can only be reached by car during summer months.

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