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Crucea Caraiman, Busteni

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The Caraiman Peak is a mountain peak located in Romania, in the Bucegi Mountains of the Southern Carpathians. It has a height of 2,384 m. The nearest town is Buşteni.The Heroes' MonumentClose to Caraiman peak lies the Heroes' Cross, a memorial of World War I. It was erected between 1926 and 1928, and was initiated by Queen Maria of Romania. The material needed for construction was carried up using a funicular, as well as carts carried by oxen. The monument's height is 29.5 meters and the arms' length is 14 meters. The cross was built at an altitude of 2291 m.The cross is lit at night using 300 500 W bulbs. Until 1939, the lighting installation was powered by an electric generator located inside the base of the monument and was made up of only 120 bulbs. In 1939, it was connected to the national electrical network.
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  • All I can say that I red already about this cross and while visiting Busteni town and the Castle of Cantacuzino , I saw the cross from across the valley. So if you are around those places look up on t...  more »
  • Definitely worth taking the trip there, either the long way on foot (we hiked from the cabin starting point in Busteni on Valea Jepilor, to Caraiman hut and then the cross, approx 4 hours in total), o...  more »
  • If is cloudy, go to sky, or to Cantacuzino Castle! If it is a clear sunny day, must go to Caraiman Cross. On foot, from Busteni on Jepii Mici track, visit also Babele Roks and Omu Mountain Peak, then ...  more »

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