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Maramures's top ten

3 Apr 2008  The searching for the truth
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The most important Maramures's attractions

  • 1. Merry Cemetery of Sapanta
    Merry Cemetery of Sapanta, Baia Mare, Maramures County, Northwest Romania

    They are actually two Merry Cemetery at Sapanta! One of them is the well known one, and the other (half mile away), called "The Old Cemetery", virtually unknown, preserve over 220 woodcrosses.

  • 2. Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance
    Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance, Sighetu Marmatiei, Maramures County, Northwest Romania

    The best museum in the Eastern Europe, a must for all the travellers.

  • 3. Vaser Valley

    Where runs the only logging train hauled by narrow gauge steam engines (760 mm) still in use in Europe, crossing the Maramureş Mountains in the middle of one of the most wild and beautiful Romania's landscapes.

  • 4. Sighetu Marmatiei's Village Museum

    The Village Museum of Maramures is an open air museum, with over 30 wooden houses dated back to XVII-XIX centuries and a XVI century wooden church.

  • 5. Wooden Churches of Maramures
    Wooden Churches of Maramures, Maramures County, Northwest Romania

    The wooden churches protected by UNESCO (Poienile Izei, Ieud-Deal, Budesti-Josani, Desesti and Barsana-Jbar), erected between XVI-XVIII centuries, in "Maramures gothic style" and painted hundreds of years ago.

  • 6. Maramures Mountains Natural Park

    The largest and wildest in Romania, covering 1480 sqkm, protecting 1260 plant species, bears, wolves, lynxes, and thousands of unvertebrated, some of them discovered only several years ago.

  • 7. Pietrosu Rodnei National Park

    Part of UNESCO-MAB project, estabilished in 1932, with Pietrosu Natural Reserve, protecting edelweiss, gentians, marmots, chamois, glacial relief etc.

  • 8. Breb, Sarbi and Budesti villages

    Breb Village was adopted by the HMS Prince of Wales (where he bought three old wooden houses).
    In Sarbi Village you find a group of water powered machines (fuiling and watermills, thresher, alcohol distilleries, whirlpools).
    Finally, Budesti Village is the best preserved traditional Maramures settlement, with hundreds of old wooden houses, and many traditional peasants.

  • 9. Tanjaua of Hoteni

    A festival of agrarian customs, held in the early May in the village of Hoteni. The peasants, wearing traditional costumes, gathers in order to celebrate the most hardworking man, the one who ploughed first his field. He is seated on a small carriage covered with colourful woven carpets and pulled by several young men. Pairs of young men carry the (usually) 12 tânje that are decorated with branches, flowers, white towels and coloured ribbons.

  • 10. Sighetu Marmatiei Winter carnival

    On every 27th of December, a huge winter carnival is held in Sighet. At the parade you can see hundreds of costumed and masked people from all the villages of Maramures (and other regions of Romania as well). Horses, colours, songs, dances.