Sighetu Marmaţiei attractions

Memorial in Sighetu Marmaţiei

Memorial Museum to the Victims of Communism & to the Resistance

A prison for political prisoners right up to 1974 has reopened as the Memorial Museum to the Victims of Communism and to the Resistance. Photographs and objects with short descriptions are displayed in more than 50 …
Historic Building in Sighetu Marmaţiei

Elie Wiesel Memorial House

The late Jewish writer and 1986 Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel (1928–2016) was born in and later deported from this house on the corner of Str Dragoş Vodă and Str Tudor Vladimirescu. The museum traces Wiesel's…
Museum in Sighetu Marmaţiei

Village Museum

Allow two to three hours to wander through the incredible constructions at the open-air Village Museum, about 2.5km southeast of Sighetu Marmaţiei's centre. Children in particular will love the wooden dwellings, cob…
Synagogue in Sighetu Marmaţiei

Sephardic Synagogue

Sighet’s only remaining synagogue is north of Piaţa Libertăţii. It was built in the Moorish-Renaissance style in 1904. You can look around for free, but it’s customary to leave a donation (10 lei). Before WWII the J…
Cemetery in Sighetu Marmaţiei

Paupers' Cemetery

Many of the 53 political and religious prisoners executed in the prison that now houses the Memorial Museum to the Victims of Communism and to the Resistance were buried without markers in this cemetery, which is al…
Museum in Sighetu Marmaţiei

Maramureş Ethnographic Museum

One of three branches of the Maramureş Museum – the others are the Elie Wiesel Memorial House and the Village Museum – this ethnographic museum displays colourful folk costumes, rugs and carnival masks.
Cemetery in Sighetu Marmaţiei

Jewish Cemetery

Organise visits to the cemetery through the Jewish Community Centre. To reach the cemetery from Str Gheorghe Şincai in the centre follow Str Izei for a couple of blocks south and then turn right into Str Szilagyi Is…
Jewish Site in Sighetu Marmaţiei

Jewish Community Centre

Next door to the Sephardic synagogue is this Jewish Community Centre, where you can also arrange to visit the town’s Jewish Cemetery.
Monument in Sighetu Marmaţiei

Monument to Holocaust Victims

This monument to the 38,000 Jews from Maramureş and surrounding areas slaughtered in WWII Nazi extermination camps was erected in 1947.
Church in Sighetu Marmaţiei

Ukrainian Orthodox Church

The Ukrainian Orthodox church was built in 1804 in baroque style with neoclassical influences.