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General information about Bunila

Pădureni Land > Bunila
Location: 45°41'47.37"N,  22°40'16.02"E
    
Bunila is located in the western part of the county, 50 km away from Deva and 30 km away from Hunedoara. It consists of 5 villages: Bunila (residence), Alun (called "the marble village"), Cernişoara Florese, Poienița Voinei and Vadu Dobrii.
    
Once prosperous, the village is almost depopulated, with isolated villages, which preserve the Pădureni customs and  architecture.
    
Unique tourist attractions:
The only marble village in the world, Alun is the farthest village in the Pădureni Land, as you climb to the Poiana Rusca Mountains. In a picturesque landscape, unspoiled by the passing of time, Alun uniquely surprises the road that leads to the village, paved with marble pieces.
The houses are also built on a solid marble foundation, and the marble church built in the interwar period is unique in Europe.

The marble quarry abandoned after 1990 is right at the entrance of the village. Elders in the area say that Alun's marble was used to build the Parliament Palace in Bucharest, the current headquarters of the Romanian Parliament. A village almost abandoned, Alun enjoys more and more attention from tourists looking for the tranquility, picturesque and uniqueness of the traditional Pădureni village.

Access: Hunedoara-Teliucul Inferior-Ghelari-Bunila
Distances: 50 km away from Deva and 30 km away from Hunedoara
Population: 306 inhabitants (INSSE source, census 2011)
Surface: 74.1 km²
 
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