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Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti

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| DN 73A km 6 - near the entrance in Zarnesti from Rasnov, Zarnesti 500075, Romania
+40 268 471 202
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Libearty Bear Sanctuary is the biggest brown bear sanctuary from Europeand has the largest surface in the world. Here, 75 bears found a nice home in this 5 stars welfare facility. Here you can see happy bears in their natural environment, after a bad life in circuses and zoo cages. The tours are guided by trained animal welfare experts and the visitors can see brown bears really close.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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| DN 73A km 6 - near the entrance in Zarnesti from Rasnov, Zarnesti 500075, Romania
+40 268 471 202
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Reviewed yesterday

I was so happy to be able to experience Libearty during my trip to lovely Romania. We made sure to get there early for the 1st group with an English guide. It was a wonderful experience and brings such joy to know the story behind...More

Thank Vanessa V
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a fantastic job Libearty are doing. A Charity doing their utmost to rescue bears not just frim the circus but peoples homes from all over the world. Very informative and the grounds are lovely.

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A fantastic place where bears are kept safe away from the horrors that have been a part of their past. These bears are well treated and are cared for greatly. It saddens me that we have to have places like this, however it is heart...More

3  Thank Natalie P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place was my highlight of Romania. They care for 98 bears some of whom have been through unimaginable pain and suffering. They give the bears a chance to be free again. Thank you for all your effort and work - it is so worthy....More

1  Thank hazzamarri2442
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Invoked melancholic feelings! So sad to hear of how poorly these beautiful intelligent creatures have been treated and so happy to hear that there were people who were committed enough,to provide sanctuary for these creatures. Tour guide was informative and happy to answer all questions....More

2  Thank Chris S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a chance to visit this amazing place in the mountains. The guide was very knowledgeable and you can see how the place is caring towards the bears. They have plenty of room and the ones we saw were not bothered too much by the...More

2  Thank gail1842
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's great to see how the bears are being well kept, but we don't need to know the name of the 57 bears and their personal stories... Be aware that is not appropriate for baby stroller and also for old people. A clean and interesting...More

Thank Ilana_31
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got there at the end of the day . We practicly had a private tour. The guide valentin was nice and knew good english. And we saw alit of bears and bear cubs. The sanctuary it self is a huge efort by good people....More

1  Thank Noazh
Reviewed 1 week ago

The work they do here is so worthy and it's such a unique experience to see the bears and wolves and hear their stories. Recommended if you are in the area or you love animals.

Thank 128hay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful sanctuary for beautiful brown bears. Not a zoo but a rescue centre for abused bears. Highly recommend, very knowledgeable guide and lovely setting.

1  Thank deniset51
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17 April 2017|
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Response from Ella C | Reviewed this property |
Just turn up, just be warned it closes roughly around 4. As far as I remember tours run every hour :) hope this helps, it's so worth visiting!
6 April 2017|
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Response from helveticabold2008 | Reviewed this property |
"The VIP tour lasts two hours and a half and includes a visit to the first teddy bear museum in Romania, the bunker from where they the bears may be observed in the middle of their enclosure and a dedicated platform from... More