Found at the XXXVIth edition, Speoarta Festival gathers each year cavers and artists who manage to present through photography and film the silent and wonderful world of caves, a world which would remain unknown if the people passionate about exploring the depths would not bring it to light.
The Romanian Speleological Federation will organize the Balkan cavers meeting between July 2 – 8, 2018, BALKAN CAVERS CAMP. The event will also include the National Speoleogical Congress and the “Speoarta” International Contest, the XXXVI-th edition.
In 2018 we celebrate 150 years since the birth of Emil Racovita, the father of the Romanian biospeology and speleology, therefore the event will bring together personalities of world and national speleology.
During the festival there will be organized contests with karst content, exhibitions, outdoor activities, trips, workshops, underground explorations and many other activities in order to attract youngsters to practice these activities.
After 3 successful editions and a long break, in 2016 Speoarta Festival returns to Blaj, the city where 50 years ago Polaris Speleology Club was born, a club with tradition in Romania that had an important contribution in Romanian karst exploration. In 2016 Polaris brings back to life SpeoArta, in 2017 organizes the XXXVth edition with a great success and impact, so in 2018 we take SpeoArta to Baru Mare, including the festival as part of the biggest Speleological event.
During 2nd-8th July 2018 Baru Mare will be the host for 7 days for the cavers and nature lovers around the world. .
The beautiful underground is a world that you can get to know very hard, with lots of effort, sacrifice, passion and in difficult conditions. The cave environment, even if it is a hostile one, hides rare and fragile beauties. Speoarta 2018 Festival, invites everyone to get to know this world and to explore it together with the caving photographers.