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About The Woman's Cave

The Woman's Cave, is an elaborate cave system located in the Baia de Fier commune, Gorj County, Romania.

The cave has a length of approximately 7.000 meters arranged in 4 levels. Speleological reserve the lower level is divided into two sections: the north (1.500m) and the south (880m). At 40 meters above, there is the upper floor designed for tourists, with a length of 573 m to 1.228 m in length.
It contains abundant cave-bear remains, as well as a human skull. The skull is radiocarbon dated to 30.150 ± 800, indication an absolute age between 40.000 and 30.000 BP.

The human skull is that of a woman with obvious anatomically modern human traits, including a high forehead, small jaw and small supraorbital ridges. Despite the tall cranial vault, the occipital bone forms a distinct dome, a trait normally associated with Neanderthals.

Contact and information:

Baia de Fier, Gorj, Romania

Opening hours:

May 1 - October 1
Daily: 9:00 - 20:00 (last entry 19:00)
Monday - Friday: break 13:00 - 14:00

October 1 - May 1
Daily: 9:00 - 17:00 (last entry 16.00)
Monday - Friday: break 13:00 - 14:00

Visiting the cave is made in every hour for minimum 4 persons.


Adults: 10 lei
Children: 5 lei

Photo Fee: 10 lei
Video fee: 20 lei

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