The Bears’ Cave is located in Bihor County, Romania and is considered one of the most thrilling places in the area. It was discovered in 1975 and is known for its incredible stalagmite and stalactite formations, as well as for its 140 Cave Bear fossils (Ursus spelaeus) which can be found here. The Bears’ Cave has over 1,5 kilometers in length, 521 meters of which are reserved for scientific research.
It is said that its name comes from a species of cave bears that used to populate these lands 15000 ago. While 140 bears were inside the cave, something caused a rock to block the cave entrance and so the bears were trapped inside. Bear fossils were discovered and are still there today, causing cold shivers on the visitors’ backs.
The entrance to the Bears’ Cave, Romania
Getting there is possible by taking the road DN-78 (Oradea-Deva) and making a diversion at km 86 in Sudrigiu Commune, at DJ-763. 16 km farther one may find Chiscani village, where the accommodation offers are various.