Top Natural Parks
Located in western Romania, the Apuseni Mountains National Park was established to protect the area’s outstanding karst relief and its endangered fauna and flora.
The first of all national parks of Romania, the Retezat National Park was declared a Biosphere Reserve in 1975. Situated in the western range of the Southern Carpathians, the park’s relief was shaped by tectonic and glacial forces that left behind a beautiful landscape dotted with over 100 small glacial lakes that locals call “the blue eyes of Retezat”
In northern Romania, spanning territory of two distinct ethnographic territories – Maramures and Bistrita – the Rodna Biosphere Reserve is rich in wildlife, with over 1100 species of plants and many valuable animal species, including the Carpathian stag, bear, boar, marmot, wolf, and chamois.
One of the most visited Romanian national park was established to protect the scenic Bucegi Massif. Fourteen areas of the park have been designated nature reserves in order to preserve unique and valuable flora, wildlife, and geological features. The Bucegi National Park shelters over 3,500 species of animals and 4,500 species of plants, including the iconic edelweiss.