Mara and Cosau Valleys

These two rural Maramures valleys have some of the country's prettiest villages, which retain their pastoral traditions. It is not unusual to come across the locals on carts, dressed on feast days in colourful costume. With fine carved doorways, the houses and wood churches like those of Budesti, Calinesti and Sârbi add to the area's charm. Young swains looking for a soulmate should not miss Giulesti's so-called "saucepan trees" which supposedly indicate to young women whom they should marry.

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Village Museum
Village Museum
On a hilltop site with fine views, the
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Elie Wiesel Memorial House / Museum of Maramures Jewish Culture
Elie Wiesel Memorial House / Museum of Maramures Jewish Culture
Another poignant visit bearing witness
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Maramures Ethnographic Museum
Maramures Ethnographic Museum
This museum is worth visiting in order
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Memorial to the Resistance and Victims of Communism
Memorial to the Resistance and Victims of Communism
This prison evoking sad memories was in
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