Busteni area is full of outstanding natural beauties, like Urlatoarea Waterfall, Babele (The old ladies), The Sphinx, The old man`s group, Bucegi National Park, Cross Meadow. Some of those points can be reached by foot; for others, cable transportation is available from Busteni to Babele Cottage.
More information about mountain trails in the area you can find out here.
With a long history ahead, full of elegance and wealth, Peles Castle is one of the most beautiful landmarks of Romania. Situated in Sinaia resort, shrouded with royal mysteries, Peles Castle reveals himself to the art and history lovers or to the occasional tourists, in its entire splendor. The imposing statue of King Carol I and the warm look of Queen Elisabeth, the first queen of Romania, welcome you, from the start; the tour itself is a voyage thru a world of beauty, sophistication and splendor.
The construction is inspired form the late Victorian style, with all the commodities of its building time (the XIX-th century) – central heating with warm air and electric lights. It is a modern castle, lying on 3200 square meters; it has 4 levels and 160 rooms, from which 30 are bedrooms. The construction work lasted four decades, from 1873 to 1914.
Kalinderu Fun Park
It is the most modern entertainment park in Romania, opened summer and winter; it has 14 000 square meters and it has:
- A beginners slope - 150 m long;
- Baby sky slope - 120 m long;
- Tubing slope – 150 m long;
- Cable transportation for tubing and sky – 100 m long;
- Carousel for beginners (kinds);
- Slide – 500 m long.
Many people say that Kalinderu Fun Park seems like Innsbruck Park in Austria; it is a good and fun alternative to sky and sledging.
Kalinderu is a modern sky slope; it has the approval of the International Ski Federation to organize sky contests and to be used for performance sky – training and competition. It is located in Busteni, about 20 minutes away from Bavaria Mansion; it’s a place where you can spend quality time, skiing or admiring the beautiful views of the area. The sledge is right in the middle of the woods, so, it’s easy to ski and also stop and admire the landscape. In the winter, there is good condition for skiing; there is always enough snow, because we have a cold climate, sometimes with heavy snow; so the ski slope is good to use all winter long.
There are plenty of things for you to do here, if you are passionate of one of those activities: military route, shooting (bow or rifle), treasure hunt, route guidance, off-road – jeep safari, paintball combat, climbing
There is adrenaline, there is fun, there is happy time, so enjoy some hours with your friends. The Park has night lighting. You can rent special vehicles for off-road; we have guides for you, ready to show you what to do and to give you instructions for you and your friend’s safety. Zamora Escapades Park allows parities and team-building events.
This Monastery was built in 1998; the initiative belongs to Father Gerontie Puiu. It is located right at the foothills of Bucegi Mountains, in a quiet and inspiring place; the huge Caraiman Cross – build in 1928, can be seen up a mountain of 2291 m high, like guarding, somehow, this place for prayer.
Caraiman Monastery is new in this resort on the transit route from Bucharest to Brasov, on Bran – Rucar Corridor, but already known as a good place to reset and come back to Good.
Everybody is welcomed here to come and pray, find peace and receive a good word.
The Castel was built on an old haunting house site, form XVIII-th century; this old haunting house was used as a halt for Cantacuzino Family, an old family of boyars, whenever traveling to or from Bucharest.
The building has a new Romanian style of architecture, the only Romanian architectural style set to revive the local traditions, to strengthen the origins and connect them to the present. The new Romanian architecture style is, probably, the most extensive heritage given by Romania to the world culture. The façade is made by carved stone and plated inside with bricks.
Caraiman Peak is 2025 m high and is very visible along Prahova Valley; The Huge Iron Cross, on one of its slopes, makes it very easy to recognize. It is the highest metal structure set in a mountain area. From Babele Cottage there is a mountain trail to Caraiman Cross – about one hour on foot.
Caraiman Cottage is near, as access gate to Bucegi Plateau, coming from Jepii Mici.
The Old Ladies (Babele)
The old Ladies are big rocks near Big Old Lady Peak - Baba Mare (2292 m high), in Bucegi Mountains, the Southern Carpathians. Babele Cottage is a central point for many mountain trails on Bugegi Plateau.
The Old Ladies rocks are formed by erosion, in cretaceous conglomerates, because of the heavy winds blowing in this area. They are located just near the Babele Cottage.
Ten minutes on foot, away from the Old Ladies, There is The Great Sphinx from Bucegi, another rock formation. It seems that it was photographed, for the first time, in 1900, but the front, not the side, as usually appears in all recent images. It was called “The Sphinx” in 1936. The image as we know it today appears only if we look at the rock from a certain angle; the axe must come from the Wind Old Lady, a rock formation located not very far away. The rock looks like a man’s head looking to the precision circles of equinoctials. The megalith’s human aspect is best visible in 21st November, at sunset.
Busteni is a small town in the north of Prahova District, Muntenia, the center of Romania. Prahova River cuts it trough. It is located at the foothills of Bucegi Mountains, with a maximum height of 2505 m. The resort covers 7 km along Prahova River, between Deer Crossing and a tunnel carved in the mountain rock called “Long Edge”. The capital, Bucharest is only 135 km away.
The medium altitude in Busteni is 850 m. It is one of the most popular mountain resorts, with breathtaking views and a wide variety of activities – sport or entertainment. Population is 10 463 inhabitants.