Izvorul Bigar, Oravita

4.4
#2 of 6 in Nature in Western Romania
Izvorul Bigăr is a protected area (nature reserve IUCN category IV) situated in the administrative territory of Bozovici, in Caraş-Severin County in southwestern Romania.LocationThe Izvorul Bigăr is located at the south-west limit of the country, in the south of the Anina Mountains, in Caraș-Severin County, on the upper Anina River, in the Cheile Nerei-Beușnița National Park.DescriptionIzbucul Bigăr with an area of 175.60 ha was declared a natural protected area by the Law Number.5 of March 6, 2000 (published in Romanian Official Paper Number.152 on April 12, 2000).Bigăr is one of the most unusual waterfalls in the world and one of the most beautiful in Romania. According to The World Geography, there are a number of facts that place her as number one on the list of eight unique waterfalls around the world due to the way the water spreads and falls in tiny shreds of water, and also the fact that it is located exactly on the 45th parallel north, at the halfway point between the Equator and the North Pole.
Plan to see Izvorul Bigar and other attractions that appeal to you using our Oravita tourist route planner.
Source
Create an itinerary including Izvorul Bigar
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
80 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • August 17, 2017
    Highly Overrated, it is very different from what you see in the pictures. Small and not impressive. Maybe during spring, when the ice is melting, it is better due to high amount of water.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    We visited the waterfall one week ago on Sunday in the afternoon (two adults and two kids). We were accommodated in Baile Herculane and it was easy to access via the European road, i.e. around 80 km f...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Well, it's a good looking waterfall. When I visited 3 years ago, there was nothing there, no sign that could help us find it. I prefer like this I think :) To keep it untouched. But now it's becoming ...  more »
Google
  • July 28, 2017
    nice waterfall, its a bit shame that most of the water from the stream is put away.
  • August 30, 2016
    one of the besutiful places in the world is here in my country. take atrip to this place and look with your own eyes...if you love nature go there at least one time. i love Romania!
  • August 31, 2016
    Nice view. You have one of the most beautiful waterfalls.
  • August 11, 2016
    Didn't see the other part of the nature reserve, but the waterfall is overrated (pretty small) and badly accessible.
  • June 17, 2016
    Fantastic, amazing waterfall!!

Plan your trip to Oravita

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Oravita

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Caras-Severin County by other users

5 days in Baile Herculane BY A USER FROM ROMANIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Europe BY A USER FROM ROMANIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Western Romania BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Baile Herculane BY A USER FROM ROMANIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Western Romania BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Western Romania BY A USER FROM ISRAEL July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 43 days in Romania, Greece & Germany BY A USER FROM GERMANY July, culture, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Romania BY A USER FROM ROMANIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Western Romania BY A USER FROM CHILE May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Baile Herculane BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, outdoors, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Baile Herculane BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Western Romania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans