Frumoasa Archaeological Site among the most visited places in Romania


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Alba and three other counties teamed up to promote this wild area, unique in our country, as Romania managed to preserve its natural beauty. The promotion campaign was supported by European funds and thus, the site is attracting thousands of tourists annually. All visitors share, for one thing, a very valuable lesson: biodiversity must be protected!

Frumoasa is located in Parang Mountains, at over 2,000 meters altitude. The Site is composed of three massifs, Cindrel, Lotru and Sureanu that are part of Parang Mountains group. Frumoasa is the third largest nationally and is composed of 11 habitat types, 25 species of birds and 11 species of state interest.

The area was declared a protected one by the Order of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development in December 2007, part of the the European ecological network Natura 2000 in Romania, and covers an area of ??137,359 hectares.

‘Every year, more and more tourists are frequenting the area to enjoy the wilderness and beauty of nature’, ranger Andrei Sua told ProTV.

Some say the strong point of this Site is Transalpine, the road that crosses Frumoasa site.

Biologist Andreea Cioban also told ProTV: ‘We thought, in the near future to make the most of this area creating some thematic touristic routes that will show travelers where to go and what they can see in those areas.’

The authorities will set up a tourist center in Heaven’s Gate (Poarta Raiului), not far from the king’s road, Transalpine. The adventurers will be able to discover the itineraries, on foot or cycling. Those who come here have the impression that they got in Heaven.

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