Maramures

Holiday in Maramureș in 2020

A holiday in Maramures, Romania, in 2020, is something to be considered. Maramures is a place where time stands still. An important historical region, close to the Ukrainean border, it preserved its traditional look over the centuries. There are plenty of websites where you can find good information. How do you get to Maramures? Start …

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Craftsmen in Maramures: the lady who makes traditional shirts

Looking for craftsmen in Maramures is not an easy task. Even for someone who speaks romanian, it might be difficult, let alone a foreigner. I was in Maramures recently on a tour. I was there with two ladies from Belgium and they wanted to meet some local craftsmen. Well, Maramures is a place where the …

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Travelling in Maramures and Transylvania

Travelling in Maramures and Transylvania are two different experiences. Maramures is like a vivid museum, where one can observe people doing their daily chores, or building haystacks, or brewing the strong plum brandy (palinka). One can also visit craftsmen who make traditional Maramures hats (clop), or impressive wooden gates. Maramures is also a great place …

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Back to Maramures – a guided tour in Romania

Maramures is the northern region of Romania. It is very rural and friendly, with genuine villages, local distilleries, stunning wooden churches (part of the UNESCO heritage). The local people are curious and food is delicious. In other words, Maramures is the place where the time stands still. More than that, it is one of the …

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