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Balea Glacier Lake

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Address: Fagaras Mountains | Bâlea Lake Romania, Romania
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Worth even a detour to visit

Magnificent place in the Fagaras Mountains. Reasonably accessible from Cabana Balea even for people with not such a good condition. Exceptional views, colors, nature.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Magnificent place in the Fagaras Mountains. Reasonably accessible from Cabana Balea even for people with not such a good condition. Exceptional views, colors, nature.

1 Thank MiamiKeyWest
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

A group of us, about 25, stayed at the Ice hotel during the winter season when the lake was frozen over. It was extremely beautiful and we enjoyed range of snow/ice activities like tubing, banana boat, rafting, etc. We also had a 4 course meal in the ice hotel and danced in between meals to keep warm - bizarre as... More 

1 Thank Doreen-Allen
Girona, Spain
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

It's a really good place that you make a visit! A beautiful snowing mountains and the peace that you feel there, it's incredible! It's necessari to go up by cable car and it's 60 Lei for go there and comeback! Enjoy your visit at Balea Lac!!! 😉

Thank mscanaleta
Timisoara, Romania
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28 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Balea Lake is a wonderful glacier lake in the Fagaras Mountains, Romania. If you make a trip in Romania, you should visit this lake.

1 Thank Laurentiu1987A
Hong Kong, China
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Was there on Dec-26, everything was white! The snow were really thick and lots of people came to ski. The lake turned into a skating range but unfortunately I didn't get to see the lake due to the bad weather the next morning. Would like to return in Spring or summer to see a different look of the area.

Thank saruwhite
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful lake, the snow is already here but the lake and the road is open. Snow is everywhere and its charming..

Thank Ankka5
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

It's absolutely hidden treasure! Amazing views, breathtaking scenery! We went there by car as telecabin was closed for renovation for seasonal openings! The way was a bit tricky but everywhere we went we needed to stop to make a picture! Pictures is not the same as you saw with your own eyes! Anyone visit Romania must come here! By the... More 

1 Thank Sonkiuke
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

After driving up the Transfagarsan you reach this tranquil lake at the top. A beautiful place to chill out, walk around, take some pictures and visit the restaurant. Definitely a place worth stopping on your drive.

2 Thank TravelBugDW
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

Well, if you get there, you will love it. Fantastic view on both sides. Good road for Romania, there are a few parking lots, wild nature.

Thank Ciprian R
Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

It is just so beautiful, it makes you want to cry and laugh at the same time. I was amazed by the beauty of the place and could not even sleep well because I just wanted to look out the window and watch the clouds over those breathtaking black mountains. The day before we arrived it was snowing and we... More 

Thank KLIL L

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