Bolii cave – horseback riding in a cave

There is so much to see in the Petroșani area that we barely scratched the surface in our posts until now 🙂 Today we’ll take you to Bolii Cave, only 6 km away from Petroșani. It’s part of Grădiștea Muncelului – Cioclovina Natural Park.

Getting here is no problem. It’s really close to DN66/E79 road between Hațeg and Petroșani. At the end of the post you can find the map with the exact location of this cave. Unlike other tourist attractions in Romania, this one is properly indicated on the side of the road 🙂

Bolii Cave
Bolii Cave


Bolii Cave was recently modernised. Several footbridges and modern lights have been mounted in order to highlight the scale of this cave. The caverns are huge and the limestone formations are impressive. They’ve done a great job and we hope that you’ll be convinced to visit it 🙂

The name of the cave most probably comes from Bolia family which owned land in the area in the 15th century. The cave was formed by the Jupâneasa creek which dug in the limestone found here. The entrance in the cave is huge: 20 meters wide and 10 meters high. The uniqueness of this cave is given by the fact that it’s entirely accessible by riding a horse. It’s high enough for this to be possible and that’s pretty impressive.

Bolii Cave – footbridge and the Jupâneasa creek
Bolii Cave

The cave is 466 meters long. When we went there, in 2013, we were able to visit only part of it since it was not entirely finished. It’s very spectacular to cross all those footbridges: some are mobile, some are curbed, some are fixed. All cross the Jupâneasa creek which, as small as it is, managed to crack through and create such an underground beauty. It’s a beautiful place to come and you can also visit Șipot Waterfalls and Bănița Gorges which we already wrote about 🙂









 

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