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    Private tours in Transylvania, Romania. Experienced tour guide. Family company.
      E-MAIL us: gelutrandafir [at], CALL us +40-723.303.310
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      Rural Maramures

      The chosen home of the authentic rural Romanian civilization.

      In the north of Transylvania, Maramures region is the chosen home of the authentic rural Romanian civilization.

      A visit during Christmas or Easter in Maramures is like travelling in time. Over one hundred wooden churches - eight of which are UNESCO monuments - are the testimony of their traditional craftsmanship in carpentry and church painting.

      With its serene, rural perspective on death, the Merry Cemeter of Sapânta is close to the Sighet Prison Memorial remembering the victims of the Communist repression and to the Elie Wiesel Memorial House commemorating the infamous 1944 deportation of the Jewish population to Nazi camps.

      April 23, 2023
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      Easter Sunday in Maramures

      Spending Easter in a village of Maramures.
      November 29, 2022
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      BREB Village, Maramures

      Nestled in a valley beneath the Gutâi Mountains and bypassed by any national or county road, amongst the villages of Maramures, the village of Breb has succeeded most in preserving the old traditional wooden houses.
      November 19, 2021
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      Surdesti wooden church: 300 years of carpentry craftsmanship

      December 5, 2019
      Ilie Lazar Funeral

      Ilie Lazar, the Romanian legendary hero of Maramures

      Ilie Lazar, a proeminent interwar pro-Western politician from Maramures, Transylvania, was reburied as a hero during a military funeral service held in Bucharest, December 4, 2019.
      November 4, 2019
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      Ieud – the Wooden Cathedral of Maramures

      Ieud Valley wooden church is famed as "The Wooden Cathedral" of Maramures for its slenderness and well-balanced proportions.
      October 7, 2019
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      The beautiful faces of Maramures

      If hard working is a common feature in Maramures, for Ileana and her family is almost a like a religion.
      September 28, 2019

      Merry Cemetery – the funniest epitaph

      “My poor mother-in-lawUnder this heavy cross you lie,And yet, if you had three days more,You’d be here too see me die.So, passer-by, do not disturb her,For […]
      July 18, 2019

      Peasant Life in Maramures

      Isolated by the mountains, Maramures region was less affected by the Communist aggression and the madness of the forced collectivization, therefore it has better preserved old crafts, customs and traditions, and a strong religious devotion.