miercuri, 4 mai 2016

Discover Transfagarasanul

Transfagarasanul it is a road that was built between the 1970-1974 and has a length of 91 km.
He crosses the Fagaras Mountains from north to south and reaches a height of 2042 m near Lake Balea and passes through a tunnel on the other side of the mountain. The Transfăgărășan was featured in a segment of the British Tv show Top Gear, in the first episode of Series 14.  Host Jeremy Clarkson proclaimed that the Transfăgărășan was the best road in the world, a title the presenters had previously given to the Stelvio Pass in Italy.
 Along the southern section of the road, near the village of Arefu, is Poenari Castle. The castle was the residence of  Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Count Dracula.
The road is usually closed from late October until late June because of snow. Depending on the weather, it may remain open until as late as November, or may close even in the summer; signs at the town of Curtea de Arges and the village of Cartisoara provide information.

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