Pestera Romanesti - Cave of Romanesti


Useful Information

Location: Near Româneşti
Open: No restrictions.
[2011]
Fee: free.
[2011]
Classification:  Karst cave
Light: bring torch
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History

 
1984begin of annual concerts.

Description

Pestera Romanesti (Cave of Romanesti) is a famous concert location, named after the nearby town. At least once a year in October there are popular concerts held inside the cave. The speoconcerts (cave concerts) are organized since 1984 by the Asociaţia Speologică Speotimiş. The concerts are normally held by musicians which are rather famous in Romania. The record with 2,000 attendees holds the local band Zdob si zdub. The accoustics is very good, but it is advisable to dress warm for the long stay in the cool cave. And by the way: the concerts are free.

The cave has three different levels and a total length of 1,450m. The lowest level is in the area of the groundwater and has flowing water during certain times of the year. It is accessible only to speleologists. The middle and the upper level of the cave are fossil. The entrance portal is 9.5m wide and 2m high, oriented to the northwest. It allows daylight to enter the cave for the first 70m.

The cave has a rather exceptional specialty, it is one of only very few karst caves in Romainia which develops in tectonic breccia. It has a permanent colony of bats. And it was excavated, the findings are now on display in the Muzeul Banatului (Museum of Banat) in Timisoara. The findings from a Neolithic settlement include ceramics of the Tisa and Cotofeni cultures, a hearth, and a granary. The palaeonthologic finding were the bones of a cave bear (Ursus spelaeus).


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