|Water bottle (0.33 liter)||$0.94|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre||$409.08|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$6.18|
|Loaf of white bread||$0.68|
|Local draught beer||$1.54|
|1 Pair of Nike shoes||$82.36|
|Mid range bottle of wine||$4.63|
|1 Pair of Jeans||$72.71|
|1 Summer dress in a chain store||$46.91|
Lupeni, situated on the West Jiu River, is a mining city in the beautiful Jiu Valley that attracts tourists from all over the world for its incredibly scenic countryside that features mountain landscapes, dense forests, glacial lakes, botanical reserves and plenty of opportunities for winter sports with its proximity to the Straja ski resort. While it is easily accessible by road, cheap flights to Lupeni have considerably increased its popularity.
The Straja ski complex is situated at an altitude of 1400 m and has a long season with snow present from December right up to April; the average temperature in the whole year remains a chilly 2 degree centigrade. One of the best known winter sports resorts in the country Straja boasts of six ski trails that can be accessed by five lifts. The easiest way of getting to Straja is by a gondola from Lupeni. Nature lovers will find the 380 sq. km Retezat National Park to be one of the most beautiful in the country. The dense virgin forests and more than one hundred glacial lakes are by themselves good reasons for holidaymakers to book cheap flights to Lupeni. Close to one-third of all Romanian plant species are to be found here; about 130 of them have been classified as threatened in Europe. The fauna is also incredibly diverse with wolves, bears, wildcats, badgers, otters and lynx to be spotted.
Consider putting up at one of the many hotels in Lupeni to enjoy the attractions of Petro ?ani, just 18 kilometers distant. The Mining Museum was founded in 1961 and is dedicated to the region’s miners. Visitors can see enthralling displays that recount the town’s development as a coal mining hub; there are many interesting artifacts of mining equipment and technology. The Petro ?ani City Library too has a vast collection of documents, manuscripts and records of both ancient and contemporary history and development of the town. The International Folklore Festival is a unique festival that brings participants from all over the world to recount the most interesting stories of their cultures. The Light Music Festival too is a celebration of the immense musical tradition of Romanian artists and is very well attended by tourists from all over the world.