The small town of Oravita is located in southwestern Romania, in the Banat region, and is an important place of Romanian culture and history. In particular, Oravita is known for its railroad line between Oravita and Anina, which was part of the first railroad line in Romania. Furthermore, the first theater was built in the city, as well as the first dams were built and the first brewery in Romania was opened , which shows the cultural and historical importance of the city. Today Oravita is a popular tourist destination and an ideal starting point to discover the natural beauties of the surroundings. In the Cheile Nerei -Beusnita National Park, for example, you will find waterfalls, beautiful lakes and numerous hiking trails. You can also hike in the nearby Semenic-Cheile Carasului Nature Park, with its waterfalls, river valleys and caves. In winter there are also skiing possibilities in the region.
In the city of Oravita itself you will find numerous historical buildings such as the beautiful theater (Teatrul Vechi) or the building Casa Mateescu. Worth seeing is also the church Biserica Romano-Catolică Sf. Maria Ciclova Montană as well as the Pharmacy Museum (Farmacia Knoblauch) and the Ethnographic Museum (Muzeul de Etnografie). The railroad bridge (Viaductul căii ferate Oravița) cannot be overlooked. Also built by man are the Lacul Mare and Lacul Mica reservoirs, which are now popular recreational areas. Also popular are train rides on the historical line between Oravita and Anina or excursions to the nature parks Semenic-Cheile Carasului and Cheile Nerei -Beusnita. There are numerous hiking trails to choose from. You can also book kayak tours and try rafting. And there are also beautiful routes for mountain bikers. One of the most beautiful places in the surroundings of Oravita is the Devil’s Lake (Lacul Dracului), which is the subject of a legend.
- Romania’s first railroad station(Gara Oravita)
- Railroad Line Oravita-Anina
- Railroad Bridge (Podul de cale ferată „Iam”)
- First theaters of Romania (Teatrul Vechi „Mihai Eminescu” Oravita)
- Etnographic Museum (Muzeul de Etnografie)
- Lakes (Lacul Mare și Lacul Mic)
- Cheile Nerei-Beusnita National Park
- Semenic-Cheile Carasului National Park
- Roman fortress ruin(Cetatea Arcidava)
- Thermal Bath (Termal & SPA “Ring”)
City Guide Oravita
- Tourist Info –
- Internet: http://oravita.ro
Take time to visit the city of Oravita and use it as a starting point to explore the beautiful region that will delight you with its fantastic landscapes. For longer stays, you can choose from a variety of accommodation options in Oravita. And as everywhere in Romania, you should visit one of the traditional restaurants and taste the Romanian cuisine.