Castelului Lake, Meledic Plateau, Buzau
Europe Romania

Castelului Lake – Meledic Plateau, Buzau, Romania

February 20, 2021
TypeLake, Natural
Getting thereBy Car
Take the asphalt road from the Slanicului valley – DJ 203 K, which starts from DN2 (E85) from Maracineni to Sapoca (immediately before entering the bridge over Buzau), following the route Beceni – Vintila Voda – Manzalesti – Lopatari
Important: The area has difficult roads
The best way to reach the viewpoint for Castelului Lake
take DJ203K
slight right toward DC167
turn right onto DC107.
You will reach a point where the road will fork into two roads.
If you take the left side you will reach Meledic Lake.
Take the right way and after a few seconds, you will see the Castelului Lake on your left side.
Other touristic objectives nearbyMud Volcanoes Paclele Mari, Paclele Mici and Paclele from Beciu
Meledic Plateau
Meledic Lake
White Rock of Grunj
Mortatului Rock from Plostina
“Sphinx” on Breazau (also known as the Sphinx from Bustea) – Rock about 5-6 m high located on the hill of Breazau, located on the left of the Slanicului valley
Living Fire – Lopatari
Lake Mocearu
Gavanu Monastery
Ivanetu Peak

Clear Lake from Bisoca
Poiana Marului Monastery
LocationPlatoul Meledic, Manzalesti, Buzau, Romania, Europe

Castelului Lake on Meledic Plateau – royal castle or not?

The legend has it that here, Queen Elizabeth, enchanted by the beauty of the landscapes, initially wanted to build the royal Castle here, where it seems that there is also a Dacian sanctuary. The construction started in 1882, on the plateau of the salt mountain from Manzalesti, near the lake called “Eye of God” (Castelului Lake), a construction was erected that resembled the current Peles Castle. Castelului Lake, Meledic Plateau, Buzau

Another legend has it that Carol I visited this place and wanted to rise the royal castle here.

Most likely a noble family wanted to build a castle here. Work began but was later abandoned, and the locals took its stones and bricks.

The royal castle would have risen on the hill to the left of the lake.

The Meledic Plateau

The Meledic Plateau is a protected area of national interest (mixed geological, speleological, botanical, and zoological nature reserve).

What else you can vist on the Meledic Plateau

  • 6S Cave – The largest salt cave in Europe (and the second in the world) is located at Meledic, Manzalesti.
  • Cave with 3 entrances
  • Great Lake or Meledic Lake
Castelului Lake, Meledic Plateau, Buzau

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