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     The county of Bucium consists of six villages: Bucium-Cerbu, Bucium-Sat, Bucium-Izbita, Bucium-Sasa, Bucium-Muntari and Poieni, coming after one another on the main Bucium valley and its tributary streams (Abruzel, Izbicioara, Sasa, Valea Alba, Stalnisoara and Negrileasa).

 
       
 

     Finds from the Bronze and Iron Age are known in the area, but the rich gold mines cut in the Corabia Mountain made this place well-known in the Roman world.
During the Middle Age, German miners were settled close to the Romanian villages, their memory being preserved by some family names even today.

 
       
 

     The “Buciumani” (people from the Bucium area) are part of a larger group of Romanian population named “Moti” and living the highest region of the Apuseni Mountains. They are proud people, still preserving their rich costumes and old traditions.

 
       
 

     There are many interesting tourist attractions in the Bucium area, like the Detunata rocks, the Daffodils’ Clearing or the Roman mines in the Corabia-Vulcoi Mountains.

 
       
 
   
   
               
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