Meledic Lake, Buzau, Romania
Europe Romania

Meledic Lake – a perfect lake with a sealed bottom in Buzau, Romania

February 21, 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.
Other touristic objectives nearbyMud Volcanoes Paclele Mari, Paclele Mici and Paclele from Beciu
Meledic Plateau
Castelului 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

Meledic Lake – a mysterious freshwater lake surrounded by salt

It is said that the beautiful Meledic Lake is the only one in the world with fresh water, that exists on a mass of salt. This is due to the fact that the bottom of the lake, over time, has become impermeable, not allowing the salt to reach the water.

Baths in Lake Meledic are not indicated because about a meter away from the shore the water is very cold.

Nearby are mineral water springs, known for at least 200 years. In summer, you can sunbathe and fish here.

Meledic Lake and the legend of its depth

Legend has it that in the 1800s, a cart full of mineral water barrels crashed into the lake. Rumors began to appear soon that a treasure was actually hidden in the barrels. So the locals and the authorities decided to take the water out of the lake to find the barrels. In vain they tried to dry the lake, they failed. Since then they have called it the Bottomless Lake.

The Meledic Plateau

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

Castelului Lake, Meledic Plateau, Buzau
Meledic Plateau

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
  • Castelului Lake
Castelului Lake, Meledic Plateau, Buzau
Castelului Lake

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