Heroes’ Cross on Caraiman Peak entered in World Guinness Book

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The Heroes’ Cross is a monument built between 1926 and 1928 on Caraiman Peak at an altitude of 2,291 m located in Romania, in the Bucegi Mountains of the Southern Carpathians. It has a height of 36 metres (118 ft) and these are the “ingredients” that introduced it on the list of World Guinness Records as the world’s tallest cross situated on a mountain pick.

At first lighting of the monument was made with the help of an electricity generator (located in the concrete pedestal) and 120 bulbs of 500 W each.  Nowadays, at night, the Cross on Caraiman is illuminated with 300 light bulbs of 500 W each and can be seen from dozens of miles away, on the Prahova Valley.

In Romania, the cross is on the list of the Historical Monuments that Ministry of Culture made, being placed in A group buildings with an universal value. The cross was erected at the initiative of Marie of Edinburgh and King Ferdinand of Romania in order to be seen from a large distance as possible.

Oana Vasiliu

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