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Vidraru – Arges Valley

This place is impressive, first you discover a narrow gorge and after a 10 minutes of driving you arrive on a huge dam, Vidrau Dam.


This place, Vidraru dam frightened me ever since childhood. It was indeed big, too big for a child. There were 166 meters for staring vacantly into space. That frightened me most. This is the height of the dam and it is visible downstream to the south.


Vidraru dam was built in 1966 creating the lake with the same name. It has a strategic importance in the area. It is the source that produces electricity for the entire area.

The place is impressive. Besides the imposing building (Vidraru dam) there is the panorama of Fagaras mountain range. Towards north you can see ones of the highest peaks in Romania (Negoiu, Lespezi and Caltun). Vidraru anthropogenic lake offers inspirational views. It changes its colours or the reflection of the forest and the clouds depending of the season.

Vidraru dam is a beautiful place. It offers an ample perspective over the Carpathians. It is easily reachable. If you get to Poienari Fortress or only to Curtea de Arges take two hours to go to Vidraru Dam. You will enjoy it.

From Bucharest you can get here in about two and a half hours. Part of the road is on A1 highway. The view is amazing as you enter the national road from Bascov (Pitesti).

Enjoy below Pure Romania Vidrau area photos – Vidraru Lake, view from Vidraru Dam, Arges Valley

Poto – Pure Romania Instagram  Vidraru area photos


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