Busteni

The Busteni city is the gate of the Bucegi Mountains, the forefront of mountain tourism in Romania. Located in the eastern extremity of the Southern Carpathians, in the middle of the country, the city of Busteni is an ideal place from which to leave the Bucegi massif for hiking, climbing and rest. The climatic resort Busteni offers, in any season, optimal conditions for spending holidays, vacations, weekends, in a beautiful mountain setting. Guarded by the Caraiman (2384 m) and Coştila (2489 m) mountains, crossed by the waters of the Prahova river, the resort stands out both for its picturesqueness and its surroundings, as well as for the possibilities for practicing various forms of tourism: hiking, climbing, practicing winter sports, excursions to chalets, etc. In Busteni there are countless tourist attractions, of which we mention a few: Cantacuzino Castle, located in the Zamora district, was built by the architect Grigore Cerchez, at the request of Prince Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino. Built in neo-Romanian style, it is surrounded by a huge park, on an area of 2.5 hectares. The cave in the park has an ancient legend, which says that the place is haunted, and in the evenings with the full moon you can see dancing unnatural lights. The Castle is currently a museum, but also houses a restaurant and an event area. Caraiman Cross It is in the shape of a Latin cross, with a height of 39.3 meters and was built between 1924-1928 near Caraiman Peak, at an altitude of 2291 m, to honor the memory of the 30,000 Romanian soldiers who fell in the battles of on Prahova Valley, in the First World War. Other names under which the monument is found are: Cross of the Heroes of the Nation, Monument of the Heroes of Caraiman or popularly, Cross of Caraiman. Following the steps taken by Alexandru Dan Bartoc in 2013, this monument was designated by Guinness World Records as the highest cross in the world located on a mountain peak. Urlatoarea Waterfall, accessible all year round on a light mountain road, from Teleferic (30-45 minutes). Ialomita Cave, located at an altitude of 1600 meters, with a length of 800 meters. It is accessible by cable car (Babele - Pestera route). Babele Peak, rocky formation located at 2292 meters, accessible from Busteni by cable car or on a mountain route of high difficulty (approximately 5 hours). The Sphinx from Bucegi, anthropomorphic megalith located at 2216 meters, located near Babele Peak. Legend has it that this was an energy center used by aliens. Abruptul Bucegilor, a natural reservation that stretches between Sinaia and Pasul Strunga. Ialomita Cave Complex Natural Reserve - includes Cocora forest, Ialomita cave, Ursului gorges, Pesterii gorges and Haroabei valley, to which is added a strip with subalpine vegetation from Cocora mountain and from Batrana mountain.