Maramures – The Land of Wooden Churches

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1 Days
Availability : April - November
Sighetul Marmatiei
Min Age : 10+
Max People : 3
Tour Details

     Located in the extreme north of the country, this region is most famous for its wooden architecture, reflected in its wooden churches, wooden gates, and traditional houses. Moreover engaging the attention of tourists, besides the wooden churches on UNESCO’s list, are the local Christian Orthodox and Ukrainian monasteries. Maramures is unique because of the Romanian classic lifestyle which focuses on customs, religion and distinct culture. But besides the monuments, most importantly you’ll love the traditional clothing, welcoming people, music, scenery, and gastronomy.

       You’ll find plenty of new experiences to try every single day. Firstly, discovering centuries-old wooden churches, secondly to watch how to make crafts from local artisans. Traditions are still preserved and local tourism boards promote treasure. The Merry Cemetery in Sapanta is known worldwide. Thanks to the very colorful tombs’ crosses, showing funny aspects of the life and death of the people buried here. Most of the texts are humorous poems which express the idea that death is not to be perceived as a sad event. Certainly, you’ll enjoy this tour. 

      Meanwhile, tourists can return back to Suceava.

Departure & Return Location

From your accommodation / Train Station /Airport

Departure Time

08.00. a.m.

Price Includes

  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • About priceThis price is for 1 person. Call me for more tourist.

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Lunch ~ 10 euro
  • Photos and Video Fees


  • Umbrella
  • Raincoat
  • Decent clothes
What to Expect

Maramures, one of the remotest corners of the European Union, where villagers have preserved a way of life which most of the continent cast off centuries ago. Visiting Maramures is an extraordinary experience, like walking into a fairy tale or stepping back into medieval Europe. Here, in the Land of Wood, traditional houses are made of timber, with wooden pegs, and no nails. Gates are enormous, topped by a shingle roof, and with intricate woodcarvings of ropes, suns and wolves’ teeth to protect the family from harm.

  We normally stop during the middle of the day so you can purchase a light lunch. When it comes to the evening meal, you’ll have a meal from regional cuisine.

  • Traditional houses and woodcarving gates
  • Horse-drawn carts
  • Crickets chirruping, birds singing and hens clucking
  • Haystacks on the field
  • A lot of fun

Day 1We start the trip to Maramures.

We’ll meet at 8.00 a.m. at your hotel. You start your Maramures adventure. First stop it’ll be at Prislop Pass for a little hiking to see the awesome landscape. We’ll stop for a light lunch at Borsa. We continue our travel to Moisei Monastery, Ieud Monastery, Dragomiresti traditional house. Enjoy an orientation walk of Poienilie Izei village, Maramures center of traditions and history. Then, leave the village and start your adventure. You’ll quickly discover that Maramures isn’t just home to the wooden houses, but also to some of the most beautiful hills. First, stop at the Barsana Complex. Next, enjoy a scenic drive to Sapanta dominated by the medieval churches. Time to visit Merry Cemetery who has colorful headstones on which the deceased’s lives are painted in a naive style and the Peri monastery.

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Mark and Jane Carter

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A wonderful trip to a region where people and places still remain untouched. We recommend this tour to people who want to explore the past.

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