Maramures and Bukovina

 

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The huge area of Romanian Bukovina is a perfect place of exploration for individual or small group. This region is dotted with historical valuable Orthodox Churches inscribed into UNESCO list, small but charming towns, unique sights and wonderful mountain landscape.
The capital of the Maramares region is Baia Mare with a charming market square, the so-called Stefan Tower, the Modern Art ad Folk Art Museum Museum of Mineralogy. In Maramuses area there are numerous villages with towering wooden Orthodox churches in Plopis, Surdesti, Desesti. Ieud is the open-air museum – village with the oldest Orthodox church in the region. Merry Cemetery of Sapanta located in Maramures region it is an extraordinary cemetery with colourful wooden tombstones on which scenes from life of buried people are sculpted. It is an open-air museum and the site inscribed in UNESCO list. Other attraction of Sapanta is the highest wooden building in the world. The last forestry narrow gauge steam railway in Europe can be found in NOrthern Romania in Viseu de Sus. It is called Mocanita and it is still working and is accesible for tourists. In the Rodna Mountain there is the biggest waterfall in Rumunia named Cailor.
The region of Romanian Bukovina is full of stunning landscapes, historical priceless monuments and friendly people. Picturesque monastery in Moldovica, beautifully located defence monastery in Suczevica, Romanian Wawel – monastery in Putna are only few among countless number of interesting attraction in Bukovina. The capital of the Bukovina region is Suczawa. There are impressive castle ruins, an open-air museum, the Zamca monastery and the church of St. John New. The another important and worth seeing site in Bukovina is the Voronet monastery with well-preserved frescos and the oldest Bukovinian monastery Humor with an unique bell-tower. Other notable Orthodox churches are located in Arbore, Rasca. In Targu Neamt there is situated the 14th – century Fortress. Besides these attractions, in the region there are numerous Polish villages hidden in the densely wooded areas of Carpathian mountains.

 

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