Băluța Cave – Asociaţia Pro-Mehedinţi

Thematic Route:  Caves Routes

Name of Tourist Attraction: Băluța Cave

Location: The cave is located in Băluţa village, on the Băluţei Canyon, located within Ponoarele commune from Mehedinţi County. Băluţa village is 69 km away from Drobeta Turnu Severin, on the way to Baia de Aramă.

Description: It is a cave formed of galleries that are developed on two floors, one of the floor being flooded almost all the time. The second floor is a fossil one with different karst formations and is linked to the first one by intersections of galleries and wells. With a length of 248 m, the cave is considered to be the largest one penetrating the karst cavity belonging to the oriental carst. It is an almost active resurgence, located near the Rîieni valley.

Conditions: The cave can be easily reached, especially during periods of drought, but requires minimal protection equipment (appropriate clothing, boots and helmet) and light sources.


Information and Contact:

The cave is administrated by Mehedinți Geoparc Plateau:

phone/ fax: + 4 0372 521 116,

website: http://www.geoparcmehedinti.ro

e-mail: geoparcmehedinti@gmail.com

Route closed to other thematic routes:

In the commune you can also visit:

                – Băluța Canyon

                – God’s Bridge

                – Ponoarele Cave

                – Fields with Clints (Câmpurile cu Lapiezuri)

                – Liliac Forest

                – The Church under Ștei

                – Great Zaton Lake (Lacul Zatonul Mare)

In the area you can also visit

                – Bala resort

                – Baia de Aramă

                – Isverna Commune

                – Balta Commune

Other useful information:


  • Conacu’ Boierului Pension: Ponoarele commune, tel: +4 0740 057 390
  • BORLOVEANU DUMITRU Pension: Ponoarele commune, +4 0252.381.545
  • POPESCU Pension: Ponoarele commune, tel: +4 0252 381 542

GPS Cooridnates: 44°57’4″N   22°45’34″E (Lat/Lng:44.951490615853444, 22.759581799999978), DC57, Băluţa, Romania