Baia Mare

Baia Mare History & Archaeology Museum – Imperial Treasuring Building , built between 1734 and 1737 and used for minting coins. Today the building serves as headquarters of the History and Archaeology Museum of Maramures.

Baia Mare Art Museum – the museum collection includes more than 3,300 art pieces made by artists who have worked in Baia Mare`s Artistic Centre since 1896 until today, but also some other valuable pieces illustrating the eighteenth-twentieth century European Art, as well as modern Romanian art, works that have been valued in various temporary exhibitions.

Baia Mare Ethnographic Museum – displays the traditional craftsmanship, technical equipment, traditional costumes, and religious objects from the four ethnographic areas: Maramures, Lapus, Chioar and Codru

Baia Mare Village Museum presents the four ethnographic areas in northern Romania known overtime as countries: Chioar Country, Lapus Country, Maramures Country, Codru Country. Each area has a peculiar character which is very well emphasized by the architecture units that are representing. The museum has also tried to present the different types of households according to the main occupation of the inhabitants from the origin of the households. Thus we have farmer households from Lapus, vineyard households form Baia Mare, a household of a fruiter from Maramures Country etc. Technical installations such as oloinitele, fulling mils, whirlpools and water powered mills are presented in the same way.

Butcher`s Tower / Butchers Bastion was built in the 15th century. The legend says that this is the tower from which Pintea the Outlaw was shot.

Hunyadi House or Elisabeth’s House built in 1446, is part of the old medieval castle built by Iancu for his wife Elisabeth.

Stephen`s Tower is an annex of ” St. Stephen Cathedral ” built by Hunyadi during the 15th century. Built in Gothic style the tower is 40 feet height. The tower was used for monitoring any possible fires and strategic oversight of the city.

Baia Mare Mineralogical Museum is the largest regional Museum in Europe, many of the samples are being considered unique and world heritage values. .

Its unofficial name, cultural and unanimously used is  The Museum of Mine Flowers„. The mine flower is a mineral sample collected from underground, mono-mineral or multi-mineral, which has special aesthetic qualities due to the crystal growth, colour, and shape, unique dimension of the crystals which altogether make the piece unique and different from all the others. (Victor Gorduza-manager) .

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