Sphinx and the Babele: Mysteries carved in stone

Guardians of the mountains: the Sphinx and the Babele are two spectacular natural monuments located on the Bucegi Plateau in the Bucegi Mountains. The rock formations, carved by erosion over millennia, have fired people's imagination for centuries, giving rise to numerous legends and mysteries.

A symbol of the Bucegi Mountains: the Sphinx, with its shape evoking a human profile, has been compared to the sphinxes of Egypt and has become a symbol of the Bucegi Mountains. Babele, a group of bizarrely shaped rocks, appear to be a collection of petrified giants.

A place shrouded in mystery: Sphinx and Babel have been associated with various legends and paranormal theories. Some believe the formations were created by human hands, while others believe them to be portals to other worlds.

A popular tourist attraction: The Sphinx and the Babel are a popular tourist attraction, visited by thousands of people annually. The hike up to the Bucegi plateau offers stunning mountain views and a unique experience in the middle of nature.

Useful information for tourists:

  • Access:
    • The Sphinx and Babele are located on the Bucegi Plateau, about 20 km from Sinaia.
    • You can reach them by car, cable car or on foot on the marked mountain trails.
  • Trails:
    • The easiest route is by cable car from Sinaia, followed by a walk of about 30 minutes on the plateau.
    • There are also more difficult mountain trails, starting from Sinaia or Bușteni.
  • Equipment:
    • It is recommended that you have appropriate equipment for mountain hiking (comfortable footwear, weather-appropriate clothing, water, etc.).
  • Accommodation:
    • In Sinaia and Bușteni there are many guesthouses and hotels offering affordable accommodation.
  • Meals:
    • There is a hut on the Bucegi plateau where you can dine.

Discover more:

  • Sphinx and Babele are included in the Bucegi Natural Park.
  • There are many other tourist attractions in the area, such as Peleș Castle, Sinaia Monastery and Ialomicioara Cave.
  • Sinaia is a picturesque mountain town, a popular destination for winter sports and mountain hiking.

Plan your dream holiday in the Bucegi Mountains and enjoy a mysterious and fascinating experience at Sphinx and Babele!


  • Sphinx:
  • Babel:
  • Bucegi Plateau:
  • Piatra Arsă cottage:

Further information:

  • Legends:
    • A legend says that the Sphinx is a shepherd turned to stone by God for not observing Sunday.
    • The grandmothers are believed to be the wives of giants who were petrified by a fairy.
  • Paranormal theories:
    • Some believe that the Sphinx is a portal to a secret underworld.
    • Babies are believed to be a source of paranormal energy.

Tips for tourists:

  • Respect nature and the rules for visiting Bucegi Natural Park.
  • Find out about the route you are going to take and check the weather forecast.
  • Don't hesitate to ask the mountain guides for help.

Have a good trip!