Places to visit in Sighetu Marmatiei

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Places to Visit in Sighetu Marmatiei

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  • evanderhorrified
    Glasgow, UK133 contributions
    A worthwhile visit at any time,maybe more so as conflict rages relatively close by. An era and story that I knew little about. Beautifully restored building and courtyard, thought provoking inside and out. Very central location with cafes and shops jyst outside.
    Amount of detail overwhelming at times, a lot of time and work has gone into this project. Displays in local language but English language folder available at entrance.
    Helpful friendly staff.
    I would rate this as a must see in Sighetu. Very impressive.
    Written 1 May 2022
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  • Carol A S
    Marietta, GA4,202 contributions
    Sighet village museum is on the southeast edge of Sighetu Marmației. This open-air museum preserves the cultural heritage of a typical village from the Maramures region. A collection of wooden houses (relocated from the area) line both sides of a wide main street; several crooked paths invite exploration, converging on the spiritual center of the community, the church (built in 1621 and relocated from the village of Oncesti). Typical of wooden Maramureş country churches, it has a steeply sloped roof (to shed snow), tall triangular spire covering the bell tower, and stout oak walls. The inside surfaces are almost completely covered in simple ecclesiastical murals painted directly on the wood by local artists. Along the main village street, wooden homes are built of hand-hewn timbers representing Romanian, Slavic, Hungarian, Jewish, and German houses, barns and outbuildings from the 17th and 18th centuries. The houses are well preserved, and are furnished with original wooden furniture. Strolling around the town, I was impressed by the detailed carvings on doorways and gates, representing fine craftsmanship and many hours of work. Exhibits of black and white photographs depicted residents performing typical chores in traditional dress (captions in Romanian, Hungarian and English). Sighet village museum is open from 10am-6pm May-Sep, 8am-4pm Oct-Apr, with an entry fee of 4 lei (children half price).
    Written 23 March 2020
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  • MiamiKeyWest
    Amsterdam847 contributions
    A piece of Jewish history in Sighet. Interesting visit and some new, educative stuff to be seen. Worth a visit !
    Written 21 October 2019
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  • MiamiKeyWest
    Amsterdam847 contributions
    It is a curios graveyard dedicated to all poor people that could get their own grave place and stone. RIP.
    Written 21 October 2019
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  • Mario Orban
    Coventry, UK172 contributions
    Very ok conditions and nice price we were ok and had fun, the mici were nice and also the mustard. All the best from Minesotta
    Written 10 August 2017
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  • marigold82076
    2 contributions
    Toefil was a wonderful guide, very patient with the kids and was able to adapt the tour to fit our requests and our schedule. We got to see a working fulling mill powered by a water wheel, the beautiful village of Breb, and we visited with a local historian and a local craftsman and tasted some homemade spirits. We visited the Sapanta-Peri Monastery and the Merry Cemetery. It was a great day, and we loved all the local stories!
    Written 11 April 2021
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  • Shanny
    Australia19 contributions
    Florin picked us up from Cluj Napoca and drove us to Breb in the Maramures area. He did this at very short notice during low season. Due his timeliness, flexibility, knowledge of interesting stops and fair price we booked him for a further 3 days to explore Northern Romania more. Florin was very patient whilst we took lots of photos, let us play our own music through Bluetooth and was able to adjust his suggested tours to see the things we wanted. He was also a very safe driver in a nice big car. We ended up seeing more of Maramures, the Painted Monasteries and natural landscapes on the way to Suceava and then the Neamt Fortess, Bicaz Gorge and Red Lake on the way to Sighisoara. It would have been very difficult navigating this part of Romania without Florin.
    Written 10 March 2020
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  • Tiberiu_Baranyi
    Timisoara, Romania7,773 contributions
    Sighetu Marmatiei - the most northern city in Romania - has attached to its name a short joke that I will try to translate. (hopefully I get it right) - so here it is:
    "Where is Sighetu Marmatiei? Is, where you hang the map on the nail" - I hope it does make sense to you and you can catch the punchline behind it.
    And this monument - despite being a sort of a joke - it is that particular "Nail" and the unofficial symbol of the city of Sighetu Marmatiei.
    Among the historical landmarks of the city this is one that is more recent and got created based on humor.
    So when you are in the city you shall take a picture with this nail.
    Written 13 September 2020
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  • Tiberiu_Baranyi
    Timisoara, Romania7,773 contributions
    As you walk to through Sighetu Marmatiei there is a monument on a side street - on Gheorghe Doja street to be exact - that is dedicated to the victims of the Holocaust.
    In the pre' II World War Northern Transylvania there was a fairly big Jewish population that suffered persecution and were deported in 1944 (after being gathered in the Ghetto of Sighetu Marmatiei).
    The monument is a sad memento to the 38000 Jews who were deported from the region of Maramures (and the majority died in the death camps of the Nazis).
    The Monument is erected on the site of a former Synagogue, the synagogue itself has been demolished in 1944 (and never got rebuilt).
    Just want to mention the Elie Wiesel (born in Sighetu Marmatiei) winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, writer, professor , survivor of the Holocaust , Elie was deported from his hometown of Sighetu Marmatiei and today in Sighet there is a Museum bearing his name.
    So , for those of you who are interested in history and I would say this is a must see place - like it was for me - and for all the others , you can stop for a few minutes when in the area (the monument is very close to the former political prison - "Memorial of the Resistance ..." so you can easily visit this place also .) and remember and teach the coming generation that what happen during WWII , shall NEVER be allowed to happen anymore!
    Go and see, visiting is free of charge.
    Written 14 September 2020
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