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Retezat National Park
Glacial reliefs formed during the Quaternary period and its geological composition makes the Retezat Massif a distinctive and wild landscape. Its many peaks exceeding 2,000m, countless glacial cirques and lakes together form an unmistakable geography, enhanced by different levels of vegetation.
Above 2,000m large glacial cirques and moraines testify to the former existence of large masses of ice. Bucura Lake is the largest of the 82 Carpathian glacial lakes, and here too are Romania’s three deepest glacial lakes (more than 20 metres) – Zănoaga, Tăul Negru, Galeşul. The area between Gemenele Lakes – Tăul Negru – Valea Dobrun has been declared a scientific reservation and public access is forbidden.
In Retezat, 90 types of plant specific only to the Carpathians are found, as well as a remarkably dense population of zâmbru (swiss pine/pinus cembra). Sub-alpine vegetation is dominated by scrub trees. The fauna is also extremely diverse, comprising deer, chamois, wild boar, marmots, wildcats, bears, wood and hazel grouses, and others. Venomous horned vipers prefer the chalky areas, while fast-water fish such as trout swim in the local lakes and rivers.
“Discover Retezat National Park, one of the last wilderness areas of Europe and Romania’s oldest national park”
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