The Heroes’ Cross, the world’s tallest cross placed on a mountain peak
The Heroes’ Cross is a historic monument with national and universal value, built between 1926 and 1928 in Romania.
The cross commemorating the Romanian heroes of the First World War, placed on Caraiman Peak in Bucegi Mountains of the Southern Carpathians, was labeled as the tallest summit cross in the world by the Guinness World Record. (source)
There are larger crosses in the world, and summit crosses at higher altitudes, but the Caraiman Cross is the largest such cross at high altitude.
The monument is 39.5-m-tall (129-ft 7-in) and sits at an altitude of 2,291 m (7,516 ft). The Heroes’ Cross was built under King Ferdinand and Queen Marie of Romania between 1926 and 1928.
The cross was erected at the initiative of Queen Marie of Romania, who had closely followed the implementation of her instructions until the completion of the project.
Unique in Europe, both by the location’s altitude and by the monument’s size, the Heroes’ Cross is one of the greatest monuments in both Romania and Europe.