is considered by many to be the heart and soul of rural Romania. With its picturesque countryside of small villages, rolling hills, pastures and meadows full of wildflowers, Maramures
epitomizes all that the rural lifestyle encompasses. Visitors to Maramures
have a unique opportunity to step back in time and bear witness to simpler times and simpler lives.
Rural and eco-tourism opportunities abound throughout Maramures
. You are invited to spend a night in a rural guesthouse
, taste traditional food
, and witness traditional handicrafts being created in the same way that they have been for centuries. See rural life come alive before your very eyes and experience the history, tradition, and culture of Maramures
Perhaps one of the most interesting pieces of Maramures
culture lies in the exquisite handicrafts produced by the numerous traditional artisans active in the region. These talented artisans create living history with their pottery, textiles, glass and wooden religious icons, traditional costumes, hats, and other noteworthy items. Throughout the county you can visit artisans in their workshops and purchase a unique souvenir direct from the creator.