Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Bear Cave by Oriol Pueyo

We came to this cave located near the village Chiscau-Pieroasa in one of the tours we took on our trip.
Bears hid here, more than 15,000 years ago. It is said that the rock cave entrance was blocked and more than 140 bears were locked inside. Without food and water they killed each other until they all died.
The guide told us that the cave was discovered in 1975 and after 5 years the cave began to be used as a tourist destination. It has more than 1500 meters, and features 2 floors for tourists and another floor for the researchers. There are more than 1500 pieces of bone, and over 140 skulls on the walls of the caves there. There are scratches left by the paws of bears.
In the cave we could also observe countless statues forming stalactites and stalagmites. It was quite cold and wet.
Outside we saw a market for local handicrafts.

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