Happy Cemetery in Sapanta, a unique monument in the world
Famous for brightly colored tomb crosses, naive paintings and humorous messages, this landmark in Maramures is unique in the world. In Sapanta, contrary to popular culture, death is considered a joyous event.
Some crosses in Sapanta Cemetery are painted on both sides. The front side shows with amusement the essential details about the life of the deceased, and the back side shows the reason for his death.
Breb village or the Valley of the beavers
It is one of the best preserved archaic villages in the world. The village of Breb attracted the attention of Prince Charles himself, who decided to invest in the restoration of some traditional houses here.
This area is one of the main destinations of rural tourism that we recommend on our platform. You will find below the most beautiful guest houses where you can stay in the Valley of the beavers in Maramures.
Cocosului (Rooster) Ridge
You can take a weekend hike in Gutai Mountains to admire this wonder of nature. The mountain top, with an altitude of 1,428 m, and the shape of a winged ridge offers fabulous views over the picturesque plains at the base.
This protected area, which covers an area of 50 ha, is home to bears, Carpathian deer, boars or eagles. So be vigilant!
The pain memorial in Sighet
This museum, located in the former political prison in Sighetul Marmatiei, reconstructs the memory of the Romanian people, who, for half a century, was presented with a false history.
The prison was built in 1897 by the Austro-Hungarian administration. In 1950 it was transformed into a prison for Romanian high officials, arrested on political reasons, some of them without even having been trialed in a court of law. They were humiliated and mocked, and torture often lead to death.