Moieciu includes six villages: Moieciu de Jos, Moieciu de Sus, Cheia, Drumul Carului, Magura and Pestera, situated in the middle of the country, to the southern furthest point of Brasov County, between Piatra Craiului and Bucegi Mountains, in Rucar-Bran Pass. Each village has its own attractions: "The Bat Cave" in the village of Pestera, the traditional house Runceanu in the village of Magura. Tourist attractions in the villages of Moieciu de Jos, Moieciu de Sus, Cheia, Drumul Carului include many boarding houses, local customs and traditions, folk costumes, hand knitted wool clothing and the art of sheepskin coat making.
Surroundings of the Bran Castle
"The surroundings of Bran Castle, as well as all these pieces of cultural and historical patrimony attract the tourists visiting the region of Moieciu. The Gorge of Moieciu with Moieciu Waterfalls "La Chisetori", the Dormition of the Mother of God Church built in 1820 and painted in 1836, the house museums from the region of Bran and the local specific events are considered to be strong points of our country and represent a genuine cultural and natural heritage. An important holiday for the entire community is "Focul lui Sumedru" (The Fire of Sumedru) which is organized each year on October 26th on Saint Demetrius`s Day. People make sacred fires on the surrounding hills and celebrate this nocturnal custom to welcome the New Year, as it used to be done in the past. This custom and many others take place around Christmas Day and New Year`s Day," said Mr. Nicolae Clinciu, Mayor of Moieciu.
"Tears of the earth"
The Bat Cave from the village of Pestera, commune Moieciu, county of Brasov, has a surface area of 4.80 hectares, and it is considered a national natural monument. It is included in the special protection area of the Park "Piatra Craiului" being labeled by speleologists as a small cave. Its name derives from a rare species of bats studied by specialists. The cave is humid and "tears of the earth", as the local people call them, pour out of its interior walls and roof. Calcareous deposits have been formed within the cave which is considered to be a "warm" cave. Though the area is protected, the cave may be visited without any special equipment; yet a flashlight is mandatory.
Moieciu is an area with great tourism potential, suitable for the enhancement of the value of all types of tourism. Due to the development in the latest years of the mountain resort agro tourism, 383 villas and vacation homes have been built here. The area is visited monthly by nearly 9000 tourists of which over 3.500 are accommodated in the hotels and boarding houses here. The percentage of foreign tourists is nearly 30%.