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Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Sighişoara

Arts & Crafts

Inside Casa Vlad Dracul, this wondrous handicraft shop is the brainchild of self-styled 'Spoonman' Mark Tudose, who employs traditional woodcarving methods to fashion Transylvanian spoons (each with a local legend b…
Arts & Crafts in Huedin Microregion

Izvoru Crişului

Driving west from Cluj-Napoca towards Huedin, you can't fail to notice the famous 'souvenir village' of Izvoru Crişului (Körösfő to Hungarians). Shops are stacked along the main road running through town, peddling t…
Books in Braşov

Okian Bookstore

Daydreaming patrons mill around this enjoyably creaky bookstore, which sells travel books including Lonely Planet guides (some in English) plus regional gifts like wine. There’s a laidback cafe with a smooth soundtr…
Clothing in Sibiu

Gossip Tree

Hand-stitched kitten ears, painted shoes and bags made from repurposed floppy discs… The imaginations of over 40 Romanian designers have run riot, filling this little boutique with inventive accessories and clothing…
Books in Sibiu

Librăria Humanitas

Buy road maps for Romania and other European countries, pick up some hiking maps, or grab a drink in the cavernous cafe attached.
Gifts & Souvenirs in Braşov

Transylvania Folk Art

Beckoning across the road from the Black Church, this handicrafts shop sells sparkly decorative eggs, woven linen shirts, and other gifts with a taste of traditional Transylvania.
Arts & Crafts in Sibiel

Artisan Shop

A little hut on the main street, opposite the church, sells a cheerful range of T-shirts, handmade jewellery, woollen rosettes, painted eggs, and ceramics.
Sports & Outdoors in Braşov


On the upper floor of number 23, this outdoor gear shop sells ski and hiking kit, walking maps, fleeces, sleeping bags, tents and rock-climbing equipment.
Arts & Crafts in Cluj-Napoca

Ethnographic Museum Gift Shop

Well-stocked handicraft shop adjoining Cluj's Ethnographic Museum, with delicate embroidered linens and handpainted ceramics.
Arts & Crafts in Sibiu

Souvenir Market

On weekends and in high summer, this small pop-up souvenir market peddles jewellery, fridge magnets and other trinkets.