Romania & Bulgaria - Maramures (PDF Chapter)
This is the Maramures chapter from Lonely Planet’s Romania & Bulgaria guide-book.
Maramures’ tapestry of pastureland, peopled by colourfully garbed peasants, jumps straight out of a Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Welcome to the heart of folkloric, medieval Romania, where the last peasant culture in Europe continues to thrive.
- chug through the beautiful Vaser Valley on Europe’s last steam-powered forest train at Vi-seu de Sus
- knock on the door of Budesti’s wooden church – one of the most beautiful (and largest) in Maramures
- wander through Merry Cemetery, Sapanta’s colourful and humorous forest of painted wooden grave markers
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Baia Mare & Around, Tara Chioarului, Sighetu Marmatiei, Mara Valley, Sapanta, Iza Valley, Viseu & Vaser Valleys, Borsa.
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