Sphinx of Bucegi Mountains
Sphinx of Bucegi is an anthropomorphic megalith formed by the wind erosion and is located at 2216 m altitude. The name of Sphinx is due to its resemblance to a human head, specifically the Egyptian Sphinx.
The Sphinx of Bucegi appeared in various films such as Dacia (1967), Haiducii lui Şaptecai (1971) and the first photo shoot was made in 1900.
Babele (The old women in English)
In the Meridional Carpathians we meet Babele (the Old Women) of Bucegi, rock formations that are located near the “Baba Mare” Peak (2292m). They were named “Cyclopean Altars from Caraiman” and they are dedicated to the Earth and the Heaven, the Sun and The Moon and to Mars, the god of war and agriculture. According to some legends, it is said that Babele (“the old women”) were Dacian altars where people brought sacrifices for the Gods.
Babele (the Old Women) and Sphinx are the most visited natural monuments in Romania, formed over time due to the rain and the wind erosion.