Thematic Route: The Cultural Heritage Route
Name of the Touristic Attraction: Cracul Găioara Botanical Reservation
Location: in Mehedinți County. It is located near Dudaşul Schelei Village, in the eastern part of the Iron Gates Natural Park.
Description: It is a protected by law floristic reservation, known especially for the preservation of a unique plant in the world called the Iron Gates Colilia. Other protected plants are: ceardașul, năgara, and părul – zânelor (three plants like colilia). On a 5-hectare area, there is a meadow, adorned with multi-coloured flowers. These include Stipia Pennata, a white field flower, whose name is associated with the grey hair and which has the stem and top of the seeds covered with white particles.
Information and Contact:
The reservation is under the administration of the “Iron Gates” Natural Park:
phone /fax: +4 0252 360 511,
phone: +4 0372 702 529,
website: http://www.pnportiledefier.ro ,
Route close to other thematic routes:
In the area you can also visit:
– Cracul Crucii Natural Reservation
– Fața Firului Natural Reservation
– Gura Văii-Vârciorova Natural Reservation
GPS Coordinates: lat, long: 44.6412791, 22.5960132, elevation: 109 m