Retezat National Park.

It is a protected area of national and international interest, being recognized as a biosphere reserve since 1979. Retezat National Park lies in the West of the Western Carpathians, covering and area of 38.138 ha of the  Retezat-Godeanu Massif. The Retezat Mountains are outstanding by their spectacular ridges over 2000 m high and a sculptural relief, as well as for more than 80 glacial lakes, among which, Lake Bucura is the largest glacial lake in the country. The Retezat represents a mountainous natural area with a diverse range of flora and fauna, both in terms of species and of terrestrial ecosystems, housing over 1.190 species of superior plants, 90 endemic taxons, 130 rare or vulnerable plants, 50 species of mammals, 168 species of birds, 9 species of reptiles, 5 species of amphibians.