Maramures

Nearby attractions and suggestions for the field trips

1.Targu Lapus, Rogoz and Rohia

The Church of the Holy Archangels in Rogoz village,built in 1633, is one of eight Wooden Churches of Maramureş in Romania. Rohia village is located in an area of outstanding beauty and its famous St Ana Monastery is a much loved pilgrimage place.

2. Barsana

Barsana is a village in Maramures, attested documentary for the first time in 1326. The village is located on river's Iza Valley and hosts one of the most beautiful monasteries in Romania. The monastic complex is part of the Wooden churches of Maramureș World Heritage Site

3. Ieud village with its two outstanding churches

The Ieud Hill Church dedicated to the Nativity of the Virgin, built in the early 17th century, it is one of eight buildings that make up the Wooden Churches of Maramures UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its name comes from the fact that it is located on a hill, and is used to distinguish it from Ieud Valley Church. Ieud Valley Church was built in 1717 and decorated in byzantine style.

4. Surdesti with the tallest (!) wooden church in the world

The church of Şurdeşti was the tallest wooden church in Europe with its tower of 54 m and a total height of 72 m until a few years back when the new 78 m tall church of the monastery of Peri in Săpânţa was built. The church is one of the eight wooden churches included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

5. Vadu Izei

The village has the most beautiful carved wooden gates in Maramures.

6. Sapanta

The village Sapanta has a unique world monument: Cimitirul vesel (The Happy Cemetery); a place of eternal rest with wonderful painted crosses and humoristic epitaph defying death.

7. Mocanita, the narrow gauge train ride

8. Baia Mare

Here are some good maps for Maramures and surrounding areas.

 

 

 

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