Places of interestWednesday 19 April 2017

The National Park Retezat, the earthly paradise dotted with dozens of fascinating glacial lakes

Chamois, marmots, grouse, lynx and black woodpeckers - these are just some of the animals and the birds increasingly rare that you can find in a place that seems ripped from the fairy tales. We are talking about the Retezat National Park, which is a piece of paradise situated in the Retezat Massif, in the Southern Carpathians, a place that should not be missed by any tourist who arrives in Romania. The Retezat National Park was also named the "magical land with blue-eyed". This is because Retezat is "adorned" with over 50 fascinating glacial lakes.

National Park Retezat

The Retezat National Park is a wild place, located in the county of Hunedoara, which stretches over an area of ​​about 55,000 hectares. Few people know that this land of glacial lakes is one of the most beautiful natural monuments in the world. And no wonder, if we think about it, the park includes breathtaking Alpine landscapes, while in spring and summer is colored by thousands of beautifully scented plants.

In addition, tourists will discover in the National Park Retezat over 50 glacial lakes, definitely spectacular, what makes this place in the heart of the Carpathian Mountains to be considered a priceless treasure of Romania. There are permanent 58 lakes in Retezat. Thus, the National Park Retezat holds nearly 40% of the total glacial lakes that are on the Romanian territory.

The National Park Retezat, "the land of glacial lakes"

The lakes offer tourists dream scenery, being fed by melted snow coming down from the peaks. In the National Park Retezat is one of the largest lakes in Romania, which has an area of ​​about nine hectares and the deepest glacial lake, Zănoaga, which has a depth of 29 meters.

In addition to the two lakes, there is another tourist attraction, Tăul dintre Brazi, considered one of the most mysterious places of the Retezat Massif.

The truth is that every stretch of water of this wonderful place arouses emotions to the hikers who venture in the National Park Retezat, the largest nature reserve in Romania.

This monument has been included by UNESCO since 1979 on the list of nature reserves of Biosphere.

Adriana Mit

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