Meziad Cave

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Natural Sciences - Caves

The Meziad cave is a nature reserve and monument - According to Law 5/2000 on the approval of the National Territory Planning Plan, Section III - Protected Areas, with an area of 0.10 ha. Also, Meziad Cave is a part of the Nature 2000 site of the Crişul Repede-Pădurea Craiului Gorge. The custody of this site and implicitly the Meziad Cave is owned by Bihor's Center for Protected Areas and Sustainable Development. It is a huge natural cave inhabited by humans, with a semicircular entranceway 16 m high, 10 m wide, the absolute altitude of 397 m and with other two smaller entranceways. The total length is 4,750 m. It is two-storied, mostly fossil, on a small active part. The presen...t and fossil fauna (Ursus spelaeus), Homo sapiens remains (probably from the Palaeolithic and Neolithic) are important for the speleogenesis and the carstic evolution. In 1972, while the cave was prepared to become a tourist attraction, Neolithic, Tisza culture and early Dacian period pottery fragments were uncovered. The cave is protected, closed. It can be visited with guide, miner's lamps and special equipment.

Postal code:
E79 from Beiuş
Time table:
Monday and Tuesday - 12:00 - 17:00;
Guided tours: 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00.
Wednesday - Sunday - 10:00 - 17:00;
Guided tours: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00.
Phone :
0744.426.272 sau 0356.410.556 (Birou CAPDD Bihor) între orele 10 - 17
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Administrative subordination:
Bihor County Council
Museum code:
„Cartea Peşterii Meziadului”, ed.a2-a, 2018.
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