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Vidraru Dam

Arges River | between Fruntii Mountains and Ghitu mountains, Curtea de Arges 115300, Romania
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Arges River | between Fruntii Mountains and Ghitu mountains, Curtea de Arges 115300, Romania
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's nice enough but not a world beater. You will see it because you are driving the Transfagarasan so stop and have a look if you can find a parking spot.

Thank James H
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is worth stopping at to take a few pictures but finding parking could be hard. The view is just breath taking and beautiful.

Thank Ali_Al-Ghanim
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well it's a symbol of the humans power. Try to turn into the gravel road right after the dam and drive for a few kilometers. This road will present you some fascinating views.

Thank Dzeikob
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tourism means more than just a great scenery! After visiting the Transfagarasan road crossing the Carpathians, I obviously drove to the Vidraru Dam as well, another great place presented by Top Gear. I say great place, because the construction itself, and the nature around it...More

Thank Varadinum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The dam offers some okay views of its surroundings, but otherwise it's nothing special. It's better to focus more on the other parts of the highway, especially those at a higher altitude.

Thank CarlosHEL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The whole area is impressive , the mountains ...the lake... you can have a boat tour guided, also the area offers a lot of possibility for bike ride tour or hiking.

Thank Georgia A
Reviewed 11 June 2017

If you are lucky and you will find a place where you can park your car, is possible to feel the greatness of this place. If not, you dont know what you lose...

Thank ionimbrescu
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

The dam is one of the highlights of the Transfagarasan Highway. There are several spots to park near the spillway and food vendors of course as one comes to expect.

Thank BigMal2
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This is the Dam seen in Top Gear. A fantastic monument with epic views both sides. Worth nipping out the car to take a look.

Thank joannareddie
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

It took a slow drive on the winding and narrow road to get there (it was worthwhile on its own because of the fantastic mountain views). At the dam you can see the artificial lake as well as the river gorge going downhill. We were...More

Thank wisniak
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