Village Museum


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 St George relocated here from Budeşti is still used for services on Sunday.

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1. Ethnographic & Folk Art Museum

0.09 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,…

3. Romanian Soldiers Monument

0.26 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. Casa Iancu de Hunedoara

0.54 MILES

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

6. Stephen’s Tower

0.61 MILES

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…

7. County Art Museum

0.72 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…

8. 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…