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Maramures: Photo Gallery
Perhaps Europe's best-kept secret: the Maramures is perfect for a stress-free holiday:
traditional rural life, folklore & customs amidst idyllic surroundings and unspoilt nature.


LAST UPDATED
10 / 5 / 2009
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MARAMURES


Holidays in Maramures can
support local communities and
crafts through local
tourism initiatives


Highlights



Villages of Mara & Iza valleys
Surdesti - Wooden Church
Creasta Cocosului mountain
Budesti village
Memorial Sighet
(
Prison of the Ministers)

Sighet village museum
Barsana Monastery
Merry Cemetery, Sapanta
Botiza - Weaving
Poienile Izei - frescoes
Ieud - churches
Forestry railway - Viseu
Rodnei Mountains



Travel


Flights via Bucharest or Vienna
to Baia Mare or Cluj
then road or rail transfers
Best option from the UK is
Wizz Air direct from Luton to Cluj
(3-4 times per week)
Connects with the direct stopping
train from Cluj to Viseu de Jos
(ideal for Botiza holidays)

Alternatives include flying to
Bucharest then taking the
overnight sleeper train
from Bucharest Nord to Sighet;
or Bucharest to Baia Mare;
(Due to congestion in Bucharest
you must allow 3 hours from
landing to boarding your train)


There are useful rail services
from Salva to Suceava
for the Painted Monasteries


Buses from Sighet to Baia Mare,
Satu Mare & Vatra Dornei

Wide range of inexpensive transfers
& tours available in Maramures


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An excellent selection of photographs
of the villages, traditions and other
aspects of Maramures can be found
on the website:
Karpaten Willi
NB: German Text
All Maramures galleries under
"Speziellle-Maramures-Bildarchiv"

WESTERN MARAMURES & SIGHETU MARMATIEI

A corner of old Sighet; Farmer with Oxen during a downpour; Merry Cemetery at Sapânta; New church at Sapânta
Wooden spire at Plopis; Storks nest near Ocna Sugatag; Fire station at Sighet

COSAU & IZA VALLEYS

Hay Cart in the lower Cosau Valley; Harvest Time at Sirbu, Cosau Valley; Gypsy family on the Road
Carved Gateway, Rozavlea
Wooden Church, Ieud
Custodians of a village church
Threshing Machine, Bocicoel,
near Bogdan Voda
(photo: Colin Shaw)
Wooden architecture near Botiza
Wedding procession, Budesti - Coasau Valley; Detail on a village house in Sirbi; 'Vâltoare' (Whirlpool - washing machine) - Cosau Valley

POIENILE IZEI & BOTIZA

Meadows near Glod
Visions of Hell - frescoes at Poienile Izei
Wooden church, Poienile Izei


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Sunrise over Botiza; Church at Botiza; Barns and adjustable Haystack, near Botiza

RODNEI MOUNTAINS

Prislop Pass Summit; Vaser Valley Forestry Railway, Viseu de Sus; Crocus meadows in the Rodnei Mountains






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