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Muntele Mic in the Retezat-Godeanu mountains

Published on October 29, 2020 by Zoltan Nyaradi

Muntele Mic is a mountain resort located in the Retezat-Godeanu mountains. The highest peak is 1.802 meters and it is a popular destination for skiing and hiking. After we arrived at the resort which has the same name as the mountain, we decided to eat something before we started to explore this place. Close to where we parked our car, we found a nice wooden cabin that had a restaurant. Also nearby is the abandoned Sebes hotel which was the most modern building in the ’90 in Muntele Mic resort.

Things to visit in the resort:

Not far from hotel Sebeş, a small wooden church can be found. It’s actually close to the winter resort and the ski lifts. Below the church you will find a larger pine forest.

If you plan to visit Muntele Mic, you will have the chance to see a large cross on the top of the mountain once you’ve reached the resort. Also there is a road which will take you to the cross. Unfortunately when we were there, some ugly storm clouds were headed towards the resort and we have decided not to drive up to the cross. Probably the view is much nicer from up there.

After we explored the Muntele Mic resort for more than one hour, we decided to leave the place. From the resort, we drove towards the plateau where I took some landscape photos of the Tarcu mountains which were visible from there. Since outside was warm, I have managed to spot a few places where there were some spots of snow near the peaks. I heard that the peak has more than 2000 m. In general, the scenery is breathtaking from the plateau. Also, this is a perfect place to capture some amazing landscape photos.

Cabins and hotels in Muntele Mic.
Muntele Mic resort in the summer.
Large steel cross above the resort.
Large cross next to the ski slopes
Wooden church in Muntele Mic resort.
A small wooden church in the resort.
A big dog standing on the roof of a shack.
A dog resting on the roof of a shack.
The Țarcu mountains as seen from Muntele Mic.
The Tarcu Mountains in the background.
The Tarcu Mountains
The beautiful landscape as seen from Muntele Mic resort.

What else can you visit in the area near Muntele Mic?

Not far from this place you will find Poiana Marului located down in the valley not very far from Muntele Mic. The shortest road is a dirt road which starts a bit down in the valley. Keep in mind that this dirt road is recommended for 4×4 vehicles.