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Balea Glacier Lake

Fagaras Mountains, Sibiu, Romania
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Ranked #3 of 25 Attractions in Sibiu
Type: Bodies of Water
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Bucharest, Romania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I was here many times, but this one I made a trip from Balea Lake in the neighborhood. The lake is beutiful even if it reflects the clouds or the sun...This is good for those who want not only to drive on an amazing route (very spectacular, with an incredible view) and especially for the people who love the mountains... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful glacier lake from Romania. And what it is really nice is the fact that if you want to visit Balea Glacier Lake you need to visit also TRANSFAGARASAN Road. :) For me this is one of the best places to be visited yearly.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Lake is smaller than you expect but it where it sits gives you an amazing view of the Valley. WE drove up from the North and then down by way of the south. Different from each other yet both are beautiful drives.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Best location in Romania , Very natural and best scenery. Very recommended to all the tourist ho like the mountains.

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Versailles, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

nice place to visit! For those, loving the mounting and the clear air, it is the great opportunity to enjoy that!

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Budapest, Hungary
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The road to the lake is quite adventurous, when you drive in a fog like in a B category thriller - in the middle of Summer. Nevermind the "road is closed" sign, you can easily get to the lake if you drive carefully on the serpentine. You won't be alone, you'll meet other cars and motorcycles. Balea Lake is the... More

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Rehovot, Israel
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Driving from Brasov to Sibiu- let 2-3 hours for this deviation and drive up to Balea Lake. It worth it. It's an easy walk around the lake, you can climb one of the summits (quite steep) or spend some time in one of the restaurants facing the lake. The view justifies the relatively hard drive. If you wish to drive... More

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Be prepared it is cold up there, but what a view on the drive up to the Balea like, well worth the extra 150km I did to see it...google it and be convinced you want to go up there. best time seems to be very early in the morning to avoid day congestion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Balea lake is access by car from late june till november because of snow. It's a great place to start trekking in Fagaras mountains to Negoiu and Moldoveanu peaks.

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Henrietta, New York
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87 reviews 87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The drive up the Transfăgărășan to get to Balea Glacier Lake was absolutely gorgeous. WHAT a drive. Obviously this is a place best viewed in the summer (not to mention that the road is closed in the winter anyway). Beautiful blue-green water surrounded by majestic mountains. At the summit there is a little bazaar-type place with lots of vendors selling... More

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