The Românești Water Cave
Natural Attraction / Speleology
The Românești Cave is the most famous cave in the Poiana Ruscă Mountains, also known as the Great Cave of Fereşeşti or the Water Cave.
The first researches performed in The Românești Cave were made by Theodor Ortvay-Orthmayr in 1872. More complex speleological research was undertaken only in 1963, when the first cave topographic plan was drawn up.
The galleries accessible to tourists stretch for a length of 340 meters. The entrance is 9.5 meters wide and 2 meters high. The main gallery is almost rectilinear, reaching the largest size in Bats Hall, called so because of the bats colony that lives here. The average temperature in the cave is between 6 and 8 degrees Celsius.
The cave benefits from a special acoustics, here being organized concerts of classical music, jazz, blues, rock or electronics. The first concert hosted by the Românești Cave took place in 1984.
Access to the area can be made on the road between Deva and Lugoj - DN 68A towards of Coşava, and from Coşava following the road to the Românești village. From here follows the marked yellow-crossed path that leaves the village near the cemetery and leads to the cave (1 hour walk).
Information source: http://www.speotimis.ro/