The cultural heritage of Maramures is well preserved by institutions that treasure both traditional values and contemporary cultural values. The museums here are mainly centred around the two largest towns of the region, Baia Mare and Sighetu-Marmatiei, but many small treasures can be also found in tiny village museums and memorial houses in the countryside.You might even stumble upon a fine collection of old books or icons painted on wood and glass that are tucked away in a remote village church.
In this house from Sighetu-Marmatiei, the Nobel Prize Winner, Elie Wiesel has spent his first 15 years of life.
Located at the foot of the Florilor Hill, the Ethnography and Folk Art Museum reflects the traditional occupations , crafts, folk clothing and religious objects specific to old Maramures.
The Art Museum, together with the Baia Mare Arts Center that represents the Baia Mare Arts School, are a treasuretrove of art that depicts the life of Maramures from the late 1800’s to today.