Baia Mare

Romania - Maramures & The Northwest

One of Romania’s most important mining centres, Baia Mare, has a history of more than 2,000 years of extraction of gold, silver, and other nonferrous metals. The town still preserves some its medieval past around its main town square: Piața Libertații (Circulus Fori).


The oldest house in Baia Mare Old Town, Casa Ioan Corvin de Hunedoara (aka Casa Elisabeta), dates from the 1440s; a lone remnant of a long-gone castle complex commissioned by Transylvanian voivode Ioan de Hunedoara, for his wife Elisabeta. Casa Ioan de Hunedoara is today a visual arts exhibition venue.
Towering above the square is one of the town’s landmarks, the 120-foot-tall Gothic-style watchtower: Turnul lui Ștefan erected in the mid-1400s to mark the 1442 victory of the army of voivode Ioan Corvin de Hunedoara, against the Otomans that attacked Transylvania.

Baia Mare Hotels

Castel Transilvania$$$

There are 25 guestrooms in this hotel, and each one has a fridge and a flat-screen TV. You can stay connected with the complimentary wireless internet, and there is cable programming available for your entertainment. The bathrooms have showers, and complimentary toiletries are provided. You’ll find safes and desks in the rooms, and housekeeping is provided every day. You can enjoy a seasonal outdoor pool, and there is a terrace and garden with beautiful views. The hotel also offers comp...

Castel Transilvania
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