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Romanian in Baia Mare

Butoiașu' cu Bere

One of the most fun places to eat in town, this rustic eatery with its stone walls, exposed wooden beams and encyclopedic 'newspaper' menu is the place to sample Romanian cuisine for the first time. There's an energ…
French in Baia Mare

Michael Pascale

This stylish but casual French-owned bistro has helped pull the Baia Mare dining scene into the 21st century. On the walls, fabulous prints from dynamic American artist Mike Lana. On the table, the likes of chilled …
Cafe in Baia Mare

Pressco

No one but no one takes their coffee more seriously than these guys, who roast their own organic Ethiopian and Colombian beans in-house and create their delightfully bitter brews on a rare La Marzocco espresso machi…
Italian in Baia Mare

Lumiere

This rather chichi Italian restaurant with the French name and lovely terrace with decked floors offers the finest dining directly on Piaţa Libertăţii. Excellent soups, bruschetta (10 to 15 lei), pasta (16 to 45 lei…
Museum in Baia Mare

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 servi…
Tower in Baia Mare

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 church destroyed in 1847. The four-faced mechanical clock dates…
Romanian in Baia Mare

Hanu Igniş

As authentic a Romanian han (inn) as you’ll find, with colourful plates on the wall, embroidered covers on the tables and folk music in the air, this place serves rib-sticking specialities such as polenta with, well…
Hungarian in Baia Mare

Budapesta

It's a bit of a schlep at the western end of Str Victoriei and randomly located above a shopping complex, but Budapesta offers excellent Hungarian cooking in a rather refined setting. Goose liver with crispy fried o…
Museum in Baia Mare

Ethnographic & Folk Art Museum

Northwest of the stadium in the City Park, this comprehensive collection in four large rooms traces traditional life in Maramureş from cradle to grave, with especially interesting exhibits on local trades and archit…
Museum in Baia Mare

County Art Museum

Founded in 1896 by the Hungarian painter Simon Hollósy and dedicated to the famous Baia Mare Artist Colony (Centrul Artistic Baia Mare), this museum exhibits some 400 paintings by Romanian and Hungarian artists over…