Apuseni Mountains was accidentally discovered in 1975 by a local and opened to the public five years later. It is probably one of the most well-known caves in Romania. 


The multitude of cave bear fossils found all over the galleries gave the cave its actual name. But what makes it so special are the speleothems which are so diverse and can be found in so many shapes that tourists are simply amazed. 


The Charmed Palacesthe Dwarf’s Housethe Water Lily Lake and the Candles Chamber are just a few examples of what the depths has secretly created for thousands of years. Apart of all these underground beauties, the main attraction is an intact skeleton of a cave bear, having more than 15.000 years old.