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When was Transfagarasan built?

When was Transfagarasan built?


The Transfagarasan was built from 1970-1974 on the personal orders of Nicolae Ceausescu, who wanted to create a strategic route across the Fagaras Mountains to ferry troops north should Romania be invaded by the USSR (as Czechoslovakia had been in 1968).

Where is this scenic highway Carpathian Mountains?

Scenic Drives – amazing journeys to unique destinations! Whether it’s racing through the Carpathian Mountains or ambling along the Danube River, Romania offers countless picturesque views from the road.

How long is the Transfagarasan highway?

151 km

How are the roads in Romania?

The World Economic Forum ranks Romania 120 out of 137 states for road quality with limited freeways and infrequent passing lanes.

What is the famous road in Romania?

The Transfăgărășan (trans [over, across] + Făgăraș) or DN7C is a paved mountain road crossing the southern section of the Carpathian Mountains of Romania. It has national-road ranking and is the second-highest paved road in the country after the Transalpina.

Is transfagarasan open?

The road is fully open only from July to October. Its highest point is Pasul Bâlea at 2.042 metres, actually a tunnel that links the northern and southern sides at Lake Balea. With ca. 875 m/0.53miles the tunnel is the longest and highest tunnel of Romania.

Which is the best road in the world?

The 10 Best Roads in the World

  1. Chapman’s Peak Drive, South Africa.
  2. Milford Road, New Zealand.
  3. Karakoram Highway, Pakistan.
  4. Ruta 40, Argentina.
  5. Route 1, Iceland.
  6. Transfagarasan Highway, Romania.
  7. Amalfi Drive, Italy.
  8. Pacific Coast Highway, USA.

Is Romania safe to drive?

Romania has a reputation as one of the least safe EU countries to drive in, with a higher road fatality rate than other European countries. This is so you don’t dazzle oncoming traffic when driving on the right side of the road at night.

Does Romania have good roads?

Romania has what’s called the Transfagarasan, which is often regarded as one of the world’s craziest and most beautiful roads. The mountain road was built in the 1970s as a strategic military route.

What is the longest road in Romania?


National Road 7C
Maintained by Compania Națională de Autostrăzi și Drumuri Naționale din România
Length 151 km (94 mi)
Existed 1974–present
Major junctions

Does Romania have a highway?

Romania has one of the shortest motorway networks in the European Union, with just 806km (500 miles) throughout the whole country. This despite having a land mass almost equal to that of the UK. Sitting in the hotel he owns, just a few kilometres from the new road, Mr Mandachi explained his thinking.

Which country has most beautiful roads?


  • Stelvio Pass, Italy.
  • Atlantic Road, Norway.
  • Transfagarasan, Romania.
  • California State Route 1, USA.
  • Garden Route, South Africa.
  • Great Ocean Road, Australia.
  • Milford Road, New Zealand.