Industrial Tourism Attractions

Industrial Tourism Attractions in Romania

The Resita Blast Furnace

Was built in 1962 on the same location as the first one from 1771. Its activity ceased in the early 1990s and now it is a national historic monument. It belongs to the TMK company which doesn't provide public visits, but a street in the old workers' colony passes nearby and allows it to be seen.

The Govajdia Blast Furnace

Its construction began in 1806 and finished in 1810. The production ceased after more than a hundred years, being transferred to the New Hunedoara Iron Works. In 1841, a narrow gauge railway for transporting ore to the furnace's upper opening was installed and in 1900 was extended to Hunedoara. Little wagons would load the ore downward into the furnace; this mechanism replaced the inclined planes used earlier. Together with the Resita Works, it supplied the iron for the Eiffel Tour in Paris. Since 2008, the historic monument was acquired by the Ghelari town.

The Filaret Power Plant, Bucharest

Was built in 1907 and taken out of comission in the 1970s. It is intended to become a technical museum, but for the moment the superb historic building is used as a garage and is in a bad state.

The Anghel Saligny Bridge, Cernavoda

It was built between 1890 and 1895 over the Danube and Borcea branch of the Danube, and when it was completed it became the longest bridge in Europe and the third longest in the world.

The Vidraru Arch Dam

Was completed in 1966, is 166 meters high and 305 meters long. At the time it was completed, it ranked the 5th in Europe, and the 9th in the world. In an average hydrological year it can generate approximately 400 GWh/year.