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Wooden Churches of Maramures

Part of a living “Outdoor Museum”

Maramures is a living “outdoor museum” famous for its unchanged way of life. The northwestern Romanian region of Maramures is home to many villages where century-old traditions are still part of daily life. The villagers have preserved the rural culture and crafts of their Dacian ancestors, a remarcable example being the amazing wooden churches with tall spires and shingled roofs.

Wooden Churches
Traditions and Gastronomy
Places to Explore

Main Museums in Maramures:
  •   Elie Wiesel Memorial House, in Sighetu Marmatiei
  •   Maramures Entographic Museum and Maramures Village Museum, in Sighetu Marmatiei
  •   Museum of Arrested Thought, in Sighetu Marmatiei
  •   Art Museum, in Baia Mare
  •   Ethnographic Museum and Village Museum, in Baia Mare
  •   History & Archaeology Museum, in Baia Mare
  •   Mine Flowers Museum, in Baia Mare – displaying rare “mine flowers” appreciated by collectors around the world

There are lots of things to see in Maramures, but there are also lots of things to do here: Biking, Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Nature walks, Paragliding, Rafting, Skiing, Wildlife and bird watching. There is something for everyone!

Explore the beautiful traditions of a sacred teritory that seems to have defied modernity and kept its authentical charm!