It 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
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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.


Lendvay houseStephen's Tower

 The construction 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.

Representative modern buildings

The "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.
The House 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.
The Head-office 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 sheet.
The Dramatic 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.
The Planetarium, 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.
The "Petre 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.
The Maramures 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.
The Museum 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.
The Museum 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 of Maramures.
The History 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.
The Museum 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 grows.