is worth mentioning that the name of the pension is inspired from
the legend of the great outlaw Pintea Viteazul, who is said to
have given-up the ghost defending the old Rivulus Dominarum (the
old name of the city of Baia Mare).
Tourism objectives in the area
In the immediate vicinity of the pension there is the Municipal
Park, the Village Museum and the Museum of Ethnography.
At about 10
minutes walk you can reach the Old City Centre, which is undergoing
a restoration process, where you can find several interesting
objectives: buildings from the late baroque and gothic period,
The Butchers' Tower, near the marketplace, and Stephen's Tower,
an emblem of Baia Mare.
of Stephen's Tower was initiated by Ioan of Hunedoara to commemorate
his victory at Ialomita in 1442. But all the details of this construction
were finalised by his son, Matei Corvin.
"Falling Asleep of Virgin Mary" Cathedral,
located in the eastern part of the city, was erected between 1905
- 1911. The interior of the building has a high artistic value,
the paintings being realised by the artist Gheorghe Busuioc.
of Culture, erected in 1971, has a 700 seat auditorium
as well as several other halls for different cultural-artistic
activities. The immense stone lacery gives the edifice a distinctive
note of greatness.
of the Maramures County Prefecture brought into service
in 1969, maintains the distinctive style of traditional architecture
from Maramures, the designing engineers conceiving original solutions
based on the use of concrete elements combined with local durable
materials, such as: andesite blocks, carved stone and copper plate
Theatre has its headquarters in a prominent building,
in style and proportions, built in its actual form in 1967. The
spacious hallway is decorated with a polychrome fresco in the
upper part created by the painter Nicolae Apostol.
intended for all categories of visitors, is a most valuable help
both for those who wish to discover the truths of the astral universe,
as well as for those who want to find out more about the celestial
sphere and the phenomena that often occur there.
Dulfu" County Library develops its activity in a
modern and unique building in the area. The new headquarters were
opened in 2003. The impressive collection of books totalises a
number of 133147 available titles; 365151 available copies; 31328
registered readers and 399 online registered users.
County Museum was officially opened on 19.06.1904. The
patrimony fund consists of goods with historical, archaeological,
scientific and ethno-social interest.
At present the
museum is structured in 5 main sections: Art, Archaeology, Ethnography,
Popular Art and History, each section having its own organization
and location and a museum statute.
Having a well
determined profile, the Art Museum is one of
a kind in the country as it exhibits exclusively works of artists
who have effectively worked in the Artistic Colony
of Baia Mare and comprises over 3000 pieces. The museum tries,
through the exhibited works, to illustrate the complex artistic
phenomenon of Baia Mare, a unique experience, in its own way.
of Archaeology comprises a rich archaeological collection,
gathered over a period of more than a century. The vast majority
of vestiges have been obtained through digging, but also from
donations and acquisitions. The collection contains numerous Neolithic
stone pieces, isolated pieces and bronze deposits. Here you can
also find the pattern of the great octagonal seal of the city
from the 16 th century.
of Ethnography and Popular Art began its activity in
1968. The increase of the collections of this section of the county
museum, as well as the remarkable value of the pieces led to the
organization of an ethnographic museum with a pavilion exhibition.
Thus, beginning with 1978, the building of the Summer Theatre
hosts this exhibition. Another section of this museum is the open
air Ethnographic Museum (The Village Museum), inaugurated in 1984
which, through its exhibits, (wooden houses and churches) recomposes
the reality of the civilization and popular culture from the area
Museum was inaugurated in 1889 and contains about 28000
pieces of archaeology, numismatics, weaponry, documents, guild
objects, etc., reflecting the evolution of local history from
the 16 th century to the 20th century.
of Mineralogy was opened to the public on 6.11.1989 and
presents the geological structure of the north-western part of
Romania, through its numerous and various exhibits collected from
all over the territory of Maramures..
Besides the multitude
of architectural shapes Baia Mare impresses through its abundant
vegetation, which finds its artistic expression in the Expo Flora,
in the context of an important local event, The Chestnut Fest,
which is held annually starting with 1993, as Maramures is the
world's most northern place where the comestible chestnut tree