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Fortress of Ponor

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Reviewed March 10, 2014

The Fortress of Ponor (Cetatile Ponorului in Romanian) is one of the most beautifull portals/ entrances in a cave. Amazingly wild, peacefull and impressive is a place that really stays with you after you have seen it even once. It takes about 4-5 hours if...More

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Reviewed December 3, 2017

We never went down to the base of this crater like place. We did the full circular walk along the rim though. This is in no way a path that is signposted and maintained the way you would expect in the mountains of Austria or...More

1  Thank Martin V
Reviewed July 13, 2017

Truly, we traveled more then ten days around Romania, and this was our top place in Romania. Enchanting immensity of the nature. We walked with five years kid and it was not a big challenge to reach this place from the campground. We recommend it...More

2  Thank Dzeikob
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

An amazing place. If the water level is low or it didn't rain in the 6 hours at least before then you can walk through the caves. You'll need a flashlight, and you'll get your feet wet. But it's worth it. Be very aware of...More

Thank Barbara A
Reviewed March 19, 2017

The Fortress of Ponor are the largest karst complex in Romania, also known as the Everest of Romanian speology, are located within the Apuseni National Park, downstream of the Fortress Valley, making them the lowest point of the entire closed Padiș basin ­Ponor Fortress (950...More

1  Thank Dan D
Reviewed September 26, 2016

It is an ponor - hence the name with horizontal cave system and a river at the bottom. Some parts of it are only for the experienced, but much of it can be reached anyone at almost any age. I is a very beautiful place...More

Thank thor2705
Reviewed September 17, 2016

i would recommend this place not only for the thrill seekers but also for kids, parents, schools, foreigners, whomever likes nature in its untouched state. To visit the cave you will have many marked routes to follow, shortest being 1/2 hours from a dirt road....More

2  Thank Sza_bee
Reviewed August 10, 2016

The whole area around Cetatile Ponorului/ Padis is beautiful and a spectacular wonder of nature. We did the hiking between all major attractions from the area in about half a day. The hiking to Ponor Fortress is not that difficult, except of the last couples...More

1  Thank patri-gvr
Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

30-40 minutes from the road.The entrance in the cave is 76 meters high. "The way" is somewhat accessible.

Thank Viocalatorul
Reviewed July 29, 2016

In Apuseni Mountains are many wonders of nature but Ponor Fortress are most spectacular. To get there you have to be equipped and to have some physical training. But crossing underground caves and views worth the effort.

Thank Tufus92
Reviewed June 2, 2016

Ponor Fortress is the most spectacular karst complex in Romania, a true masterpiece of nature that impresses with steep walls over 300m, hiding springs, waterfalls, tunnels and a beautiful cave with 14 lakes, whose portal reaches 74m, the cave the highest entry of Romania. Cave...More

2  Thank Wagner R
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