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Balea Glacier Lake

Fagaras Mountains, Sibiu, Romania
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Ranked #3 of 22 attractions in Sibiu
Type: Bodies of Water
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Bucharest, Romania
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

hei, i must say my tent experience was awsome. if you want to do that, i advice you to take clothes with you because it can be cold even if it's summer. the road is wonderful, the restaurant it's not my type but if you are hungry it can be ok. maybe too crowd sometimes but it's worth for the... More

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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The road was amazing, the air - fresh. I just loved how I didn't make an excuse to visit this place. It's a bit crowded but it's good for every age. Recommend this if you want to relax in the city.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

You stop at the Balea Lake when you go through the Transfagarasan. It's a great place to stop and buy souvenirs and also to have lunch at the restaurant there! We saw a lot of sheep and shepherds on the mountains from the Balea Lake. It was wonderful!

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

First the whole Transfagarasan Road is amazing ! The views and the drive magnificent ( be aware careful driving needed better also to enjoy the view ). Scenery , altitude air and view is fantastic . In summer you cand do a lot of climbing also on the mountain paths that start from the lake but you have to be... More

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Ploiesti, Romania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

The lake is situated on Transfagarsan road, which is maybe the most spectacular road in Romania (Transalpina would be another candidate for this title). The temperature there is 10-15 degrees lower than at the bottom. The lake is gorgeous, very cold - you are not alowed to take baths anyway :) We walked aroud it and then we ate at... More

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Located at 2000 m height, in the heart of Fagaras Mountains,easily accesible from Transfagarasan road ( only in the summer), Balea Glacier Lake is the place when you can enjoy the fresh air from the top of the Carpathians and an astonishing view over southern Transylvania. In the winter, is accesible only by cable car, but you'll have a bonus:... More

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Brasov, Romania
16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

but a little too crowded in the summer weekends. the road is spectacular, carved through the mountain. the vies is amasing. bring some warm clothes 'cause even in august it can be breezy.

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Bucharest, Romania
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27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

it has a beautiful view and lots of options to climb the mountain if you want to.There are 2 choices for the accommodation and places to eat. You can get there by car or by telecabin from Balea Cascada.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

It was cold even when it was summer. don't take the cable car, because the road and your car will take you to the same place

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Suceava, Romania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

it is an amazing lake. the fish are swimming and the mountain arround the lake is breathtaking. it feels like haven ..it is a spectacular lake. Don`t miss it in the summer and try it also in the winter to stay at the Ice hotel.

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