Judetul Maramures Things to Do

  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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Judetul Maramures Things to Do

  • PRISLOP PASS

    From Sighet, we have been following route DN 18. A little way after leaving Borsa, we see a ski resort and in the middle of no-where, a dog in the middle of the road! This route needs care taken as we are in the Mountains and travelling around many switch-backs. In late April, there is snow either side of the road , but the road itself had been...

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  • BORSA & WOODEN CHURCH

    Borsa was another village we came across when travelling the DN 18 in eastern Maramures County. It's situated in the valley of the Viseu River and is surrounded by the Rodna and Maramures Mountains, both ranges of the Carpathians. As we arrived on the outskirts, we pulled off the road for some photos for the views were quite lovely of the village,...

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  • VISEU DE SUS

    Viseu De Sus is one of the bigger towns along the DN18 from Sighet. Its only located 61kms away from Sighet, but will take you well over the hour to travel between these two towns, SO ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME IF YOU WANT TO DO THE TRAIN RIDE.Viseu de Sus, first established in 1363, is known as the gateway to the wonders of Maramures’ Vaser Valley....

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  • REMETI ORTHODOX CHURCH & CEMETERY

    In my previous review, I said the ladies were heading to the Remeti Orthodox Church. This is where we pulled up and I took my photos, then headed to the back of the Church to see the Cemetery.This was a pretty cemetery, different to what I have ever seen before. On the graves were big wreaths of colorful flowers, not real, but still bright and...

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  • SUNDAY CHURCH & TRADITIONAL CLOTHING

    Remeti is a small village we came upon on our way to Sapanta. It looked to be going ahead as there were many new houses lining either side of the main road. As we were driving slowly through the village, we began noticing old ladies who were dressed in very pretty frocks. All were heading in the same direction. Then we saw the men, dressed in their...

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  • Merry Cemetery - Topless Angel

    I have no idea what the inscription reads, but I thought this one was beautiful, if a little creepy. A young woman, naked except for red panties (and maybe red cowboy boots??), and two men watching her from above...Again, if someone could translate the text, I would be very grateful!

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  • Merry Cemetery - Damn Taxi From Sibiu

    This one is famous as well - it was listed in my guidebook...Burn in hell you damn taxi that came from SibiuAs large as Romania isyou couldn't find another place to stopOnly in front of my houseto kill me.

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  • Creator of the Merry Cemetery Stan Ioan...

    The grave marker of the creator of the Merry Cemetery, Stan Ioan Patras. He wrote his own epitaph, which is unusual, since it is usually the family of the deceased who writes the poem, in the first person as the deceased...Ever since a little boy I was called Stan Ion Patras Please listen to me good folks What I say are not lies All the days that I...

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  • Merry Cemetery - Mother-In Law

    This one is quite famous for its humor - the epitaph reads:Underneath this heavy cross Lies my mother-in-law poor Had she lived three days more I would be here and she would read You that are passing by Try not to wake her up For if she comes back home She’ll bite my head off But I will act in the way That she will not return Stay here my dear...

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  • Merry Cemetery - Grave of Murder Victim

    This was the most graphic depiction of a death we saw in Merry Cemetery - the upper panel shows a man holding a shotgun to the head of a man tending sheep. The lower panel shows the man holding a shotgun and the head of the other man, while his decapitated body rests at his feet. Our guide said the narrative describes the cowardice of the murderer....

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  • Merry Cemetery

    Merry Cemetery (Cimitirul Vesel in Romanian) is considered to be an open-air museum and is unique due to it's non-traditional treatment of death - believed to be derived from the Dacian's belief that death is a joyful transition into eternity, not a sorrowful event. In the mid-1930's, a local artist (Stan Ioan Patras, who is himself buried here)...

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  • Travel in Maramures

    From Sighet there are a numbwer of options in terms of things to do, some in the town its self the others out in the surrounding country side. You will want to visit th local political prison museum in Sighet and maybe the house of Ellie Wiesel. In the surounding countryside there are many picturesque villages which abound with local culture, you...

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  • Merry Cemetery

    Most travellers won't put a cemetery high on their wish list, but the Merry Cemetery (Cimitir Vessel) in Săpânţa is the exception to the rule. Since the 1960s Stan Ioan Pătraş and his apprentices made hundreds of blue headstones, each with a portrait of the deceased and a limerick. As a foreigner it's impossible to understand...

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  • Bârsana Monastery

    Most of this monastery was built in the 1990s, after Romania's transition to democracy. It's a vast complex with a church, a spired entry gate and several gazebos and lodgings. At 56 m, the spire of the church is one of the highest wooden buildings in the world.The lay-out is spacious with lawns and flowers everywhere. It's a great place to visit...

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  • Sapanta Church

    According to the strange guard that was there, Sapanta Church would be the largest wood church in Europe. In that moment it was under reconstruction already. But one could appreciatte its magnificience.

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  • The Merry Cemetery

    In Sapanta, a part from its church, you can visit an extrange cemetery with an extrange name: " The Merry Cemetery". The crosses of the tombstones are made of wood, painted in blue, with draws that represent the life of the departed and inscriptions that are telling something abot her/him. The crosses were started in 1934 by Stan Patras, an expert...

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  • Barsana Monastery

    All the Monastery of Barsana seems like an elves world picture, or at least is like I see it. The beautous constructions, mixed with the landscape and the perfect gardens converts the complex in something magic.When you enter to the Monastery, if you want to take some photo or video you will have to pay a little price.

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  • An excursion around the mountain

    The mountains that are sorrounding Botiza are fascinating. The water is all around due to the humidity of the zone and the roads to climb the mountain are sorrounded by dark and misterious woods. In the way you will find beauteous brown horses that will look to you if you take them a photo.

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  • Botiza

    Is a little town where almost all the houses are of wood. They are sourrended by an abundant vegetation, and all mixed converts Botiza in a tale place. Every house has something very special, that is a wood door that in some cases is artistically decorated.Besides, only a few of the town roads are asphalted, something that transmit you the...

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  • Wander around

    When you move through Maramures you do not see very much poverty in its towns. Of course you can see households in better or worse conditions, and you will find some houses that are practically in ruin. But I had the sensation that the conditions of some towns were similar to some rural spanish towns. Probably they have less comodities but it seems...

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  • Merry Cemetery

    The collection of grave markers gives visitors to the cemetery a good idea of everyday life in Sapanta. Sheperds, carpenters, and seamstresses lie amongst farmers, hunters, and even drunks. The "Merry Cemetery" is integral to the maintenance of traditional lifestyles in Sapanta as past inhabitants are colorfully honored and remembered.

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  • Baia Mare

    When we got to Baia Mare for teh second time it was dry and we had a little over 2 hours to visit it. The first time we had less time and it was pouring so we forwent the pleasure. But this time we had a very quick dash through the old centre. Nice if you have more than enough time but there are more interesting places to visit

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  • Elie Wiesel's house

    Elie Wiesel was exported from Sigheti in the second world war and spend time in the concentration camps. He later wrote a book on it and was the first one to use the word holocaust. Unfortunetaly due to the fact that we had to make a bee-line for the only bus of that day we didn't get inside. But we saw his house from the outside at least

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  • Merry Cemetery

    Here is another interesting, albeit sad monument to a deceased member of the Sapanta community. The "headstones" are actually carved from wood, a tradition which began decades ago when master woodworker, Stan Patras, chose to use his skill to memorialize former village inhabitants who had passed away. The colorful markers are representative of...

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  • Visit Sigheti

    We didn't have a lot of time in the end to visit sigheti and that is a pity. There is a lot to see. The old centre isn't very big and can be visited in an hour or so but sigheti also has quite a few interesting museums and we didn't have time for that unfortunately. We had to get back to Baia Mare to get the bus back to Oradea . We had to work the...

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  • The happy cemetery

    This is absolutely amasing to see. Apparently a wood-sculpturer decided to start with the crosses in 1935. Every one has a text that tells something about the deceased but in a funny way. I couldn't understand everything. My Romanian isn't good enough. But i got some parts. The whole cemetary was covered in a thick blanket of snow and the sunday...

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  • Merry Cemetery

    If you go to Maramures, you should head for Sapanta and check out the Merry Cemetery. Here you'll find ornately designed gravestones, illustrated with simple, but colorful paintings of the demises or hobbies of the occupants among other things, and inscripted with witty poems written in the first-person. A pension we ate at nearby had a book...

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  • Memorial Museum

    Sighetu Marmatiei's most interesting attraction is the Memorial Museum. This is one of the most creative and impactful exhibits in Eastern Europe of the hardships suffered under totalitarian communist regimes. A onetime political prison where dissidents and religious leaders were held and often tortured, it has been converted into a museum in which...

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