Buzău Valley


Măgura Sculpture Camp

Măgura sculpture camp took place between 1970 and 1985, in several editions. After every edition, the sculptors used to donate their works of art to the county, giving up on the ownership of the sculptures. The estimated number of sculptures around Măgura is around 256, nowadays seen as masterpieces by the experts.

Cetățuia Hermitage

Here, at Cetățuia Hermitage, the archaeologists found pieces of pottery made without a pottery wheel, belonging to Monteoru culture, dated back 3.700-4.000 years. They are thought to be here from the years of migration and can be seen today at the museum found at the hermitage. It is said that here used to exist a Dacian fortress with three evacuation tunnels to Pârscov, Buzău and Pietroasele. During the first years of christianity, there used to exist a wooden church with a shingle roof, rebuilt in the 9th century. In 1517, Lady Neaga restored it.

Ciolanu Monastery

It is said that the monastery was founded by Lady Neaga in 1590, although some other sources claim that three noblemen, Dumitru Ciolanu from Transylvania, Radu and Dragomir Sorescu from Vernești were the founders of the place in 1568.

Lacul Vulturilor (Eagles’ Lake)

Eagles’ Lake or ”The Bottomless Lake” is found on the Eastern side of Malaia Mountain, at 1420m height, in Siriu Mountains. It is called Eagles’ lake because Alexandru Vlahuta wrote in his book ”România pitorească”, that the lake is a place where eagles fly around in the spring, teaching their little ones to fly.

The UNESCO Geopark Ținutul Buzăului

Focul Viu ( Alive Fire)

Here you will find a natural phenomenon generated by the natural gas that strikes through the earth’s surface and then lightens up spontaneously, forming flames of 50-100 cm height.

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Vulcanii Noroioși ( The Muddy Volcanoes)

(Pâclele mariPâclele miciFierbătorile din Berca)

The Muddy Volcanoes (Vulcanii Noroioși) are one of the most spectacular natural destinations both in Buzău county and on Romanian territory and even further, on European territory, as they are a rare find in the world.

„Babele” (Trovanții) de la Ulmet

”Babele” are stones that naturally took the form of common objects such as chairs and microphones but there are also some stones that look just like UFOs.

Mocearu Lake

Mocearu Lake (or Mociaru, as the locals call it) is a karst lake with freshwater that was formed due to the dissolution of an underground layer of salt. It formed hundreds of years ago. The salt beneath dates back to 2 million and a half years, when the Sarmatic Sea was in existence. The process of formation of Lake Mocearu is just the same as the one that Lake Meledic went through.

Meledic Lake

Poiana Mărului Monastery, royal edifice

Bozioru Cave Settlements

(Drumul Luanei – gps coordinates)

These mysterious cave settlements are thought to have been a sacred place where the Geto-Dacian population was helding the ceremonies. Later on, in the 4th century, this place was inherited by the Christians and became a Christian hermitage.

Some of the most famous cave vestiges are the cave complex in Aluniș and the cave monuments in Nucu: Iosif’s church, the settlement of Dionisie Torcătorul and Agatonul Nou.

Pruncea/ Cașoca waterfall and cave

Siriu Dam and Siriu Lake

The Siriu accumulation lake aims to supply the cities and villages in the area with drinking and industrial water and also to irrigate the agricultural lands.
The construction of the dam took almost 20 years (1975-1994) and was carried out according to a method that was innovative for those times, without cement, using only soil, stone, tailings and clay. The dam was built by joining the two nearby mountains, Podul Calului Siriu.

Ținutul Pietrei din Buzău (The stone realm in Buzău)– Năeni Sculpture Camp and Biserica „dintr-o piatră” (The ”single-stone” Church)

Ambrozie settlement

The cave settlement caved in Șoimului Stone on Dealu Mare is seen today as a historic monument. It was chosen by the monarch Ambrozie from Ciolanu Monastery to live in seclusion after his return from Mount Athos. Beware! The access road to this settlement is not accessible by car.

The prehistoric Caves