Maramureş History & Archaeology Museum

This expansive complex focuses on archaeological finds from Maramureş, including the mother of all clay-pot collections from the Bronze Age; mining through the ages, once the lifeblood of Baia Mare; and clocks dating from the 18th century. Don't miss the Roman helmet from Satu Mare topped with an eagle and a clock mechanism from Stephen's Tower. Lots of interactive displays for kids.

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1. Casa Iancu de Hunedoara

0.13 MILES

Transylvanian Prince Iancu de Hunedoara (János Hunyadi in Hungarian), royal governor of Hungary (1446–53), successfully thrashed the Turks on the banks of…

2. Stephen’s Tower


Looming above newly created Piaţa Cetăţii, this 40m-high Gothic-style tower dating from the mid-15th century once served as the belfry for an adjoining…

4. Romanian Soldiers Monument

0.25 MILES

The fascist-looking WWI Romanian Soldiers Monument is in the park to the west of Dealul Florilor Municipal Stadium; next to it are the graves of 75 of the…

5. County Art Museum

0.31 MILES

Founded in 1896 by the Hungarian painter Simon Hollósy and dedicated to the famous Baia Mare Artist Colony (Centrul Artistic Baia Mare), this museum…

6. Ethnographic & Folk Art Museum

0.39 MILES

Northwest of the stadium in the City Park, this comprehensive collection in four large rooms traces traditional life in Maramureş from cradle to grave,…

7. Butchers’ Bastion


This circular tower, the only remaining fortification of the 15th-century city walls, is where famous brigand Grigore Pintea Viteazul was shot in 1703. It…

8. Village Museum

0.41 MILES

The Village Museum displays 15 traditional wooden houses (plus gates, barns and even a pigsty), for which the region is famed. The 16th-century Church of…