There is a place in the world where stories are still written on wood. Not actually written … but you can “read” them just by visiting the villages of Maramures.
National Geographic lists Maramures as one of the “Top 20 Destinations to visit in 2015”.
Why did the famous magazine choose this part of Romania as a “must see”?
We can only give you a few hints, you actually have to visit it to get the real feel.
First of all, Maramures is a region with old traditions, where people preserve old values of family and hard work. As in the past the land was the greatest asset a family could have, working it with bare hands was the only way to survive. It is pretty much the same today; people are used to working hard and they do so until they die. Don’t be surprised if during your visit you will see an 89 woman cutting the grass to feed her cow. It’s not that she doesn’t know about modern technology, it’s just that she prefers to do things as she was taught by her mother.
You can enjoy Maramures in every season, the beauty of the landscapes is different indeed, but it is stunning either you like the colorful spring or the white silence of winter.
Not only you can hike the mountains or bike the five valleys, you can also ski in winter on the slope of Borsa resort. You can also add the uniqueness of the Christmas or Easter traditions or, if you are lucky, you can attend a wedding (don’t worry, the whole village is invited by default).
Among the UNESCO monuments represented by the wooden churches that date back in the 17th-18th century, you will find the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta to be the main attraction. It is a real proof of how Romanians face the death – by laughing atit.
All in all, choose Maramures for your vacation in 2015, you can be sure you’ll have a unique experience and a completely new adventure to remember.
You can find out more about a guided tour to Maramures from our expert travel guides who are happy to show you Romania.