Baia Mare is a Romanian town located in Maramures County, in the northwest of Romania, close to the Ukrainian and Hungarian borders. The city is very popular with tourists because of the beautiful region. Some also come just to take a ride on the historic steam locomotive through the Vaser Valley and experience one of the most beautiful train rides in Romania.
Others come to the Baia Mare region to hike in nature, for example at Lacul De Acumulare Firiza , to the top of Muntii Ignis, to the Cascada Vaii Valcele Firiza waterfall or along one of the hiking trails in the Rodna National Park ( Parcul National Muntii Rodnei). In the city itself, the Turnul Stefan, a historical tower in neo-Gothic style, is one of the sights of the city. At 40 meters, it offers a beautiful view of the city. Much higher is the old chimney of the Phoenix copper smelter. You should also see the Bastionul Macelarilor on Piata Izvoarelor. Baia Mare is also a good starting point for day trips to the surrounding area, the offer is varied.
Highlights Baia Mare
- Historic Tower (Turnul Stefan)
- Astronomy Museum (Muzeul de Stiinte Astronomice Baia Mare)
- Butcher Tower (Bastionul Măcelarilor)
- Ethnographic and Open Air Museum (Muzeul Judeţean de Etnografie si Arta Populara Maramures)
- Mineralogy Museum (Muzeul de Mineralogie Baia Mare)
- Museum of Art (Muzeul Judeţean de Artă )
- Museums and Memorial Houses of Coltău Petofi Sandor Museum
- Phoenix copper smelter chimney(High: 351,5 Metres)
- Catholic Church (Szentháromság-templom)
- Parcul Natural Muntii Maramuresului
- Parcul National Muntii Rodnei
- Steam locomotive Moncanita