The story of the ancient volcanoes of Hateg Island is as beautiful and mysterious as the story of dinosaurs. When you arrive at the House of Volcanoes you will discover a fascinating world. You will learn about the Earth’s formation, the volcanic eruptions, the traces of a lost ocean, dinosaur fossils, old and new plants and, last but not least, you will experience the dialogue with nature. The visits and educational programs are made only by reservation.
The House of Volcanoes is a construction made of earth, which tells the story of Earth, particularly the geological story of the Hateg Region. It is a place where you can encounter the volcanoes which dominated Hateg Island 70 million years ago. The construction is made of cob (clay, sand, straws and water).
It is a space for visiting and for non-formal educational programs created through the work of volunteers since 2014 through a series of grants offered by the Foundation for Partnership and MOL Romania.
Partners: Densus School, Satul de Lut Association, Pro Edu Densusianu Association, Densus local administration, SENS Association, DRZ Studio Deva, Geo-Team, Center for Development Resources 2020, Rachitova School, Hunedoara County Environmental Agency, Corvinias Association, Pixel Viu Association, Center for Local Action Resources, Turism Retezat Association, Romanian Ecotourism Association, Tara Hategului – Retezat Ecodestination, Retezat National Park, Gradistea Muncelului – Cioclovina Natural Park, ProPark and the Romanian Science Center.
The House of Volcanoes is part of a UNESCO designated territory and of a ecotourism destination.
Here are other touristic sites in the Geopark, and if you need more information:
Hateg Country UNESCO Global Geopark - www.hateggeoparc.ro
0254777853 / 0743072930
Tara Hategului – Retezat Ecotourism Destination - www.turismretezat.ro
Our local guides are ready to give you detailed information and help you plan your stay in Hateg Region.
This website was created in the project “Promoting the protected areas in Hateg Region through games” implemented by Drag de Hateg Association and financed by MOL Romania and the Foundation for Partnership through the program Green Spaces 2018. This material reflects exclusively the opinions of the authors.
The financing organisations are not responsible for the information on this website.
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Densus village is located 17 km from Hateg town and it’s famous for its peculiar medieval stone church
The House of Volcanoes is situated 3 km from the church, on the road to Stei village and it’s signalled with panels.
From the main road you have to walk 300 m on a dirt road