Baia Mare Travel Guide, Romania
Baia Mare, Travel Guide – Location
Baia Mare is one of the most important cities in the north-west of Romania, located near the Eastern Carpathian Mountains. Surrounded by many hills and mountains, it offers views like nowhere else and many appealing attractions for tourists addicted to sports. Sasar River crosses the city, emphasizing the surrounding landscape offered by high relief.
Baia Mare, Travel Guide – Main Attractions
Once you made the check in, you can start the adventure with The Flower Hill, where you can admire the outdoor Village Museum. It is here that you can visit an old church, built around 350 years ago. From this point, you can admire the entire city, as the landscape offers a splendid panoramic view of Baia Mare.
Any Baia Mare Travel Guide will advise you to continue your journey with the Old Center, another important objective which is worth visiting for its ancient architecture which tells the story of its past. In this area you can admire and learn more about The House Ioan de Hunedoara, Lendvay House and The Old Han Black Eagle.
You should also be aware that Baia Mare is a former mining town, so this is the reason why The Statue of a Miner is proudly situated in one of the city parks reminding the locals of the oldest activity in the area. History is really important for the people of Baia Mare and the Romanian Soldier Statue “speaks” about the glorious past of this amazing city. This statue, made of stone, has an impressive size being 10 m high and 16 m long.
Baia Mare, Travel Guide- Things to Do
No matter the season, you’ll always find something to do in Baia Mare. During summer, you can explore the place hiking the hills surrounding the town and the nearby mountains, whereas in winter you can enjoy the ski slopes which are the best in the country.
By far the most exciting period when the city comes to life is the Chestnut Festival, an event celebrated since 1993, every October. It gathers hundreds of thousands of people around the country who come to Baia Mare to relive the medieval atmosphere of the city’s past times. For three days, locals and tourist are having the fun of their lives, listen to music, eat traditional food, drink delicious beer and enjoy the specific: roasted chestnuts.
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- Mineralogy Museum
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A captivating place to visit especially for children, the Baia Mare Mineralogy Museum welcomes tourists with a permanent exhibitions of minerals all from Romanian sites. The exhibit impresses with uniqueness of color and shape of the...