Retezat Mountains: a natural paradise in the heart of Romania

A spectacle of nature: the Retezat Mountains, also known as "Retezat National Park", are a spectacular mountain area in the centre of Romania. This fascinating region will captivate you with its stunning scenery, crystalline glacial lakes, green forests and soaring mountain peaks.

A rich biodiversity: the Retezat Mountains are home to a rich biodiversity, being a natural habitat for many species of plants and animals. Here you can admire rare flowers such as the corner flower, watch playful marmots and listen to the lively chirping of birds.

Mountain trails for all tastes: The Retezat Mountains offer a variety of mountain trails for all levels of experience, from easy hikes to challenging ascents. Whether you're an experienced tourist or a novice, you're sure to find a trail that suits you.

An ideal place to relax: The Retezat Mountains are an ideal place to relax and disconnect from everyday stress. Here you can enjoy the tranquillity of nature, the fresh mountain air and the spectacular views.

Useful information for tourists:

  • Access:
    • Asphalted road to the foot of the mountains
    • Organized transport from Hațeg
  • Opening hours:
    • The Retezat National Park is open all year round
    • Visiting the Visitor Centre:
      • Tuesday-Sunday: 09:00-17:00 (May-October)
      • Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00-16:00 (November-April)
  • Fees:
    • Access to the park: 15 lei/person
    • Visit to the visitor centre: 5 lei/person
  • Recommendations:
    • Suitable equipment for mountain hiking (comfortable footwear, waterproof clothing, water and supplies)
    • Observance of the rules for visiting the national park
    • Information about the weather forecast
  • Accommodation and meals:
    • There are numerous accommodation and dining options in the areas surrounding the national park, such as guesthouses, lodges and restaurants.

Discover more:

  • The Retezat Mountains are part of the Retezat Natural Park, one of the most important national parks in Romania.
  • There are many tourist attractions in the area, such as the Deva Fortress, Prislop Monastery and the Museum of Dacian and Roman Civilization in Deva.
  • Hațeg is a picturesque medieval town with a wide range of accommodation and dining options.

Plan your dream holiday in the Retezat Mountains and enjoy a unique experience in the middle of nature!


  • Retezat Mountains: 
  • Lake Bucura: 
  • Peleaga Peak: 
  • Cabana Pietrele: 

Further information:

  • Activities in the area:
    • Mountain hiking
    • Mountaineering
    • Bicycling
    • Visiting Devei Fortress and Prislop Monastery
    • Rafting on the river Râul Mare

Tips for tourists:

  • It is recommended that you inform yourself about the mountain trails in the area and choose a route that is suitable for your level of experience.