The 8 Best Things to Do in Busteni, Romania

January 14, 2018 Tynisha Seiler

Bușteni (Romanian pronunciation: [buʃˈtenʲ]) is a small mountain town in the north of Prahova County, in central Romania. It is located in the Prahova Valley, at the bottom of the Bucegi Mountains, that have a maximum altitude of 2505 m. Its name literally means tree-logs in Romanian. One village, Poiana Țapului, is administratively part of the town, formerly a separate commune prior to 1950. According to the 2011 census, it has 8,894 inhabitants.
Restaurants in Busteni

1. Crucea Caraiman

Varful Caraiman, Muntii Bucegi, Busteni 105500, Romania
Excellent
80%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
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0%
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5 based on 57 reviews

Crucea Caraiman

Reviewed By PENES V - Bucuresti

It's situated on the Caraiman mountain, nearby the Bucegi plateau. Can be easily reached by the cable car Busteni Babele and 30 min on foot. There is a wonderful view of the Prahova valley Busteni area and the Baiului mountain over the valley. Looking to the left you can admire the wellknown wall of the Valea Alba climbing zone. To the right you''ll find some plateau acces routes, the Piatra Arsa sports complex and the skiing area of Sinaia. You must visit it.

2. Cantacuzino Castle

Zamora Street 1, Busteni 105500, Romania +40 735 151 318
Excellent
46%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
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4 based on 216 reviews

Cantacuzino Castle

Reviewed By Jazzumbo - Brasov, Romania

After confiscating the castle, the communists wiped out all the furniture, so the castle is currently empty. You could figure out its past splendor by looking at the ceilings, walls, doors and stained glass windows. However, the ball room is still majestic and when the guide opens the door to the balcony, well ... that view is breathtaking.
There's a restaurant in the castle's cellar and an art exhibition on the top floor.

3. Manastirea Caraiman

Str. Palanca Nr. 24, Busteni 105500, Romania +40 244 320 152
Excellent
67%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 54 reviews

Manastirea Caraiman

Reviewed By British_lover - London, United Kingdom

Whether you're religious or not, I think the views you get to see are worth the effort to climb through on the narrow staircase through the forest (or along the asphalt road) to the Caraiman Church.
I have been here for the first time many years ago. Back then, there was only a small church and a small house where the abbot used to live. Thanks to large donations from the State and from other private donors, the place looks like a touristic resort but anyway, there is a lot of nature to admire around. Just thinking about the streams and the forest around the church makes me smile.
The monastery can be visited daily from 7 AM to 8.30 PM. I'm unsure whether they offer accommodation for tourists, some monasteries in Romania do that, and for a very small fee.

4. Cascada Urlatoarea

Busteni, Romania
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

Cascada Urlatoarea

Reviewed By 491efrats

As you arive the cable keep folowing the red dot sighn it will take you along the water to the forest. At the beginnig the walk is a littel bit steep but eventhough its easy and fun. The routs are well marked and there is a shedow all the way. We walked 1 houre with the kids. The waterfall is not so big but very noise and the water are freezing! There are people selling food and coffee. Go a littel bit back and turn left to the blue triangle it will take you to the other waterfall witch is higher about 40 mins more.

5. Excursii Off Road Bucegi

Bulevardul Libertatii, Busteni 105500, Romania
Excellent
89%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
11%
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Excursii Off Road Bucegi

Reviewed By Shai Y

We came in Busteni to the cable car where there we met tony who offered us a trip in a jeep to sinaia to go up into the Mountains and see the lake and cave. Tony was great and did a guide in english. The sights up were amazing and also the trip. Tony now will ask each group if they want speaking english guide to avoid bad reviews.

6. Busteni Cable Car

Str. Telecabinei, Busteni 105500, Romania +40 244 311 674
Excellent
21%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
13%
Terrible
13%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 100 reviews

Busteni Cable Car

Reviewed By Liora V - Israel

Waited 2.5 hours to get on as only two cars and a long queue. Unsue about opening hours some sites say 7.30 some 8.30 and the official site says9. We arrived at 8.30 and it was working. We were told by locals not to be tempted by the drivers offering a ride to the top as it takes a long time and they are actually not allowed all the way so you have an hour walk to where the cable car stops.

7. Muzeul Memorial Cezar Petrescu

Tudor Vladimirescu 1, Busteni 105500, Romania
Excellent
20%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
20%
Terrible
20%
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3 based on 5 reviews

Muzeul Memorial Cezar Petrescu

Reviewed By Andrea_Detto - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

We visited this memorial house early in the morning, few minutes after the opening hour. The house in itself is interesting, showing the private life of Cezar Petrescu, one of the most famous Romanian writers.
Unfortunately the visit was ruined by the worst guide I could remember of. She was hurrying us from room to room as she wanted to get rid of us as quick as possible.
Very brief descriptions of the rooms as "here the writer was writing in summer, here in winter, here he used to read books".
Nice house, very well maintained.

8. Busteni Adventures

Aleea Parcului, Busteni 105500, Romania

Busteni Adventures is providing recreational activities in the pine forest in Busteni's central park. Our adventure park offers different tracks,for beginners and for advanced without having a limit for age, therefore it is place where both youngsters and adults can have a lot of fun!

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