Day trip to Maramures from Cluj-Napoca

Matthias Corvinus Statue, Piața Unirii, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Journey to Maramures, one of Romania’s most traditional regions, on a full-day trip from Cluj-Napoca and visit also the church of Surdesti, a UNESCO site.Discover the wood culture that characterizes this area. Look at the houses and churches built out of wood and woodcarving artists that are very popular here. After a couple of hours of driving from Cluj, you will reach Baia Mare, the capital of the region. This city was once one of the wealthiest cities in Romania because of its gold and iron mines. Next, travel to the wooden church of Surdesti.On the walls inside the church, you will see many scenes from the Old and New Testament, such as the life and works of the Prophet Elias and Judgment Day. Although the church is included as a UNESCO heritage site, it is still in use today by the local community, who has decorated it with several handmade carpets and towels.Then, cross the Gutin Pass to reach Sighetu Marmatiei. The small city is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Romania, where Romanian, Hungarian, Jewish, German, and Ukrainian communities have lived together for centuries. Here you will discover the sad, but important parts of Romanian history at the Sighet museum. Finally, you will visit the Merry Cemetery of Sapanta filled with colorful tombstones that have been painted to describe the lives of the people who are buried there. From Sapanta you will return to Cluj.

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  • Tour is available for minimum 2 guests
Transport by car or van. English-speaking guide
Tips (optional). Food. Entrance fees
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Visit one of the most traditional regions in Romania. Find out about the Forest Mountains. Discover the Unesco wooden Church in Surdesti. Travel to Sighetu Marmatiei, a small village with many ethnic minorities living together. See the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta

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