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Romania Crucea Eroilor Neamului Caraiman 2007 vazuta dela casa Feliciei Cernaianu din Poiana Tapului, Busteni

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Caraiman Peak


The Heroes' Cross, monument located atop Caraiman Peak

Elevation 2,260 metres (7,414 feet)

Location Romania

Range Bucegi Mountains, Southern Carpathians

Coordinates 45°24′22.21″N, 25°29′51.72″E

The Caraiman Peak is a mountain peak located in Romania, in the Bucegi Mountains of the Southern Carpathians. It has a height of 2,260m. The nearest town is Buşteni.


The Heroes' Monument


Atop Caraiman peak lies the Heroes' Cross, a memorial of World War I. It was erected between 1926 and 1928, at the initiative of Queen Maria of Romania. The material needed for construction was carried up using a funicular, as well as carts carried by oxen.[1] The monument's height is 29.5 meters and the arms' length is 14 meters.


The cross is lit at night using 300 500W bulbs. Until 1939, the lighting installation was powered by an electric generator located inside the base of the monument and was made up of only 120 bulbs. In 1939, it was connected to the national electrical network.[1]


1 Bunea, Nica


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Taken on September 21, 2007