The Commemorative Cross to the Romanian Heroes of the First World War (Romanian: Crucea comemorativă a eroilor români din Primul Război Mondial), also called the Heroes' Cross on Mount Cairaman (Crucea Eroilor de pe Muntele Caraiman) is a monument built between 1926 and 1928 on Caraiman Peak at an altitude of 2,291 m located in Romania, in the Bucegi Mountains of the Southern Carpathians. It has a height of 39.3 metres (129 ft) and the nearest town is Buşteni. The name of the monument is "The Heroes' Cross", but it is popularly known as the "Cross on Caraiman".
The Heroes' Cross is located in the saddle of the Caraiman Mountains, on the slope to the Seacă Valley at an elevation of 2,291 metres (7,516 ft). The cross itself has a height of 28 metres (92 ft) and two arms of 7 metres (23 ft) each. The monument is the tallest summit cross in the world situated at such an altitude, as recognized in 2014 by Guinness World Records. The width of the vertical pole is 2 metres (7 ft), the horizontal arms have a length by spindle pole of 7 metres (23 ft), and a square cross section with sides of 2 metres (7 ft). The cross is made out of steel profiles and is mounted on a pedestal of concrete clad with stone 7.5 metres (25 ft) high. Inside the pedestal there is a room that originally housed the electric generator that powered the 120 light bulbs of 500 W each located on the perimeter of the cross.
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Petre Mitrea | Apr 4, 2018
The Heroes' Cross is a monument built between 1926 and 1928 on Caraiman Peak at an altitude of 2,291 m located in Romania, in the Bucegi Mountains of the Southern Carpathians. It has a height of 36 metres (118 ft) and the nearest town is Buşteni. The name of the monument is "The Heroes' Cross", but it is popularly known as the "Cross on Caraiman".
Addy Dumitru | Feb 20, 2018
In a sunny day from here you have the best view to the Prahova valley. Definitely a good hike!
Corina G | Dec 2, 2017
Beautiful place! We had a trail of about 13-15 km from the parking.
Lukas Boeckx | Jan 4, 2018
Superb view, definitely worth the walk!
Daniel Šilha | Jul 18, 2017
Beautiful view and hike. If you are around, this place is must
Bobby M | May 25, 2018
This place will reward you with the most beautiful view of Prahova Valley. There are few ways to get here depending on your level of training but no metter which one you will choose it will be a breath taking trip.
Adrian Ponoran | May 14, 2018
Nice hike, closed during winter/snow
Marius P | May 3, 2018
On top of Bucegi mountains is one of the walking trip that you have to visit 4 km from lift
Denisa Stanei | Jul 17, 2018
It's an incredible place. If you like nature and hiking you should visit this place.
Samuel Spinu | Jun 28, 2018
Amazing views. Fun trail.
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