Living The Country Life In Maramures Romania
When you plan to travel any European country, one thing that you expect for in every trip is some of the country’s flavor of old customs, traditions and the way of living. Well, if you happen to be in Romania, you’ll surely love the cities, the castles, the magical towns and the wonderful roads. But the place where you will truly get to experience the old village style of living – not some scripted theme park but in reality is Maramures. Maramures Romania is that place which will give you the thrill of old Romania and the fun to enjoy it all with the locals.
What’s Too Interesting To Find In Maramures Romania?
Maramures, in itself is a living being. It’s alive because the people that live there have kept it alive by following the traditions generation after generation. The place is preserved both by nature and the residents who haven’t thrashed the axe of modernization on the beautiful landscapes. They have given their fair share of time and attention to keep the place as it used to be. In this way, not only have they kept their traditions alive for themselves, they have made the villages and towns a wonderful region for everyone to enjoy and take a peek into the historical village life of Romania. This blog covers that part of Romania explaining you why Maramures is a great region to include in your Romania trip.
Maramures is a unique ethnographic region in Romania where you can find the authentic ancestral life well preserved by the locals and the beauty of Romania seen in the villages as well as in the daily life of locals. The local residents have interesting traditions and way of living that represent Romanian culture and traditions. A visit to Maramures Romania can give you an insight into the country. And if you are planning to visit this country, this guide about the Maramures region will surely help you in finding the best in your visit.
Why Should You Visit Maramures Romania?
The geography of the place has placed Maramures in a region with fields, trees, surrounded by mountains with the river flowing through. The Maramures Mountains is a small range which is a part of the longer Carpathian Mountains range and act as a natural border between the Maramures and Bucovina regions. The villages mostly settled around the Vişeu River. The wonderfully diverse natural environment of the region along with the rich biodiversity makes it a unique region in Romania.
The best part of the Maramures region and the strongest reason for anyone to visit this place is the cultural diversity that is present in this region and flourishing for centuries. Transylvania is the most naturally and culturally rich historical region of Romania. Maramures and Bucovina also have the same story as being near to each other. Different ethnic groups, with their different cultures, traditions, food, clothes and lifestyle live together in harmony in Maramures.
You can visit Maramures to learn about the culture and traditions of the Romanians, read about the local history, and interact with the locals. Locals always have engrossing stories about the region’s history to tell you which you may not find in any book or magazine. It’s just there with the people who are ready to share it with you as all of them are friendly and proud of their culture.
What Are The Main Attractions In Maramures?
Although the whole region is very beautiful and worth a visit, there are some special places which are really amazing and should be visited. The most popular destinations in the Maramures region are the wooden churches and the Sapanta Merry Cemetery.
The Wooden Churches
The Wooden Churches of Maramures are momentous cases of well preserved religious design that rose up out of the Orthodox customs and Gothic style impacts. The churches show such an abnormal state of creative development and building skills: they are narrow, tall, timber developments with distinctively long towers single or twofold roofed and secured by shingles. The dividers of the wooden holy places are by and large worked of oak logs laid on a level plane with complex joints. The wooden churches, the nature and the local residents of Maramures are profoundly associated and have kept up this link to the present day.
Since they are an uncommon articulation of the social legacy of this rugged zone of northern Romania, eight of these temples are incorporated into the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1999.
Sapanta Merry Cemetery
The overall notoriety of Sapânta is because of the novel burial ground that has turned into an essential vacation spot. Some days the crowds of voyagers that explore the burial ground with their cameras prepared to make one think about whether it truly is conceivable to rest in peace here.
The first character of the burial ground is most importantly recommended by its name: Cimitirul Vesel that implies The Merry Cemetery. This interesting name is because of the distinctive shades of the crosses and the interesting or humorous commemorations cut on them. It is said that this euphoric state of mind towards death is a heritage of the Dacians who had confidence in the eternality of the spirit and that demise was just an entry to an infinite life. They didn’t consider demise to be a lamentable end, yet as an opportunity to meet with the ultimate god, Zalmoxis.
Apart from these popular spots, there are several other monasteries which are hundreds of years old. You can always visit the villages in Maramures Romania which are lovely all the time of the year and loveliest at the time of local festivals. Some counties and villages got visitor’s heart so much that they bought a house to keep coming back.
If you think that this place is worth visiting, you can pick our amazing Transylvania and Wooden Churches of Maramures Tour to explore this splendid region. Choose from our list of great Romanian Tours.