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Traditional holiday in Sighetu Marmatiei

Sighetul Marmatiei, Romania, Central Park

Sighetu Marmatiei is one of the most important cities and one of Maramures famous medieval cities of Romania. It can be visited in passing one day or a weekend, but can also be a few days holiday destination for those wishing to see Maramures.

Certified the first time in XIV century, located in northwestern Romania, Sighet is known as a region where old traditions of cultural value have been preserved over time.

In this sense, a great tourist attraction for both local visitors as well as for foreign travelers is "Maramures Village Museum", a village museum located outdoors. It is built as a reservation of architectural monuments peasant households and house-specific code, grouped by major historical subareas of Maramures.

Another tourist attraction for those interested in Romanian traditions is represented by the Ethnographic Museum of Maramures. Institution hosts basic objects used in occupations in Maramures and objects from everyday life. Thus, visitors discover here plows, barrels, milking pots, forks spinning looms, the fireplace ledge, porch pillars, wedding suits, clothing costumes, pottery pieces, etc.

Those wishing to visit a special moment in Sighet, the culture and tradition is celebrated Romanian folk just have the opportunity to participate in the Festival of Winter Marmatia customs and traditions. The event takes place annually in December to collect visitors from many parts of the country, and Banat, Dobrogea, Bucovina, Wallachia, etc. The festival begins with a procession that starts on the streets dressed and has a specific representation, or a carol or a game masks, or other such action.

Architecture lovers can visit various monuments and old churches, and Reformed Church, Roman Catholic Church, Ukrainian synagogue in Sighet Vijniter Klause etc. Also visit the Sighet Memorial and Memorial House Elie Wiesel.
In your spare time can make excursions to the sights near the city. Thus, visit Sapanta, located at a distance less than half an hour by car and wooden churches, which are in some villages of Maramures and declared World Heritage by UNESCO.