Romania & Bulgaria - Maramures (PDF Chapter)

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Romania & Bulgaria - Maramures (PDF Chapter)

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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
  • maps
  • knock on the door of Budesti’s wooden church – one of the most beautiful (and largest) in Maramures
  • transport
  • 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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