Nature Parks

Romania is very rich in spectacular landscapes and biological diversity. Here you can find 14 nature parks: Bucegi, Apuseni Mountains, Portile de Fier (‘Iron Gates’), Comana, Defileul Mureşului Superior (‘Upper Mures Gorge’), Balta Mică a Brăilei (‘Small Moor of Brăila’), Lunca Mureşului Inferior (‘Lower Mures Meadow’), Lunca Joasă a Prutului Inferior (‘Lower Meadow of Lower Prut’), Grădiştea Muncelului – Cioclovina, Maramureşului Mountains, Vânători-Neamţ, Putna – Vrancea, Geoparcul Dinozaurilor Ţara Haţegului and Geoparcul Platoul Mehedinţi.

The Bucegi Natural Park with an area of 32.663 ha was declared protected area on April, 2000 and represents a mountainous area (caves, pit caves, canyons, ridges, sinkholes, valleys, waterfalls, pastures and forests), what shelters variety of flora and fauna. The park is famous for its Babele(Old ladies) and Sphinx features.

The Apuseni Natural Park is located in western Romania in the central-northern side of the Apuseni Mountains, comprising a part of the Bihor Mountains at south and Vlădeasa Mountains at north.
The Apuseni Natural Park with an area of 75.784 ha was declared natural protected area on March, 2000  and its character is defined by its karst landscape, with sinkholes, deep valleys and gentle ridges alternating with rocky areas with canyons and gorges, above a network of more than 3,500 underground caves.