Places of interest13 May 2024

Breb, the fairy tales village of Maramureş, rich in tradition, considered one of the most beautiful villages in Romania

A small village of Maramures but rich in unique traditions and customs in Romania, is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Romania. This is the village Breb, whose rare beauty has also seduced Prince Charles, so he decided to buy here more traditional wooden houses.

Breb, Maramureș

Breb, Maramureș

Breb was included on the list of the most beautiful villages in Romania, being also one of the most photographed places in the country. And no wonder if you consider that, the tourists coming to this spectacular site of Maramures, especially during the holidays, have the impression that they are stepping back in time.

"At Breb, the holidays are extraordinarily beautiful," says Michael Ivaszuk for Case de Vacanță, the mayor of Ocna Şugatag, a fraction of Breb.

The first flakes of snow falling on the traditional houses, but also on the old wooden enclosures and on the hills of Breb, transform the village in a fabulous place. In addition, travelers arriving in this wonderful place they think that only here can hear so well sang the Christmas carols, while cakes so tasty and soft as those prepared by the housewives of Breb they will not find them anywhere.

The inhabitants of the village are steadfast: they don’t want to give up to their traditions. For this reason, every Sunday they wear the traditional costumes to go to Mass, in the church.

The village Breb, the paradise of Maramures

Why is Breb a magnet for tourists from all over the world? The answer is the simplicity of the traditional Romanian village, where traditions are still alive. In this village of Maramures, the people are doing the same life as hundreds of years ago.

Therefore, there is no house without animals. Thus, the tourists coming to this little corner of paradise can learn how to milk cows, or collect eggs from the nest. If travelers feel cold, they are served by the locals with the local plum or apple brandy in front of the fireplace. After finishing the work in the fields, the women of the village start to weave carpets, coats and others.

And if the tourists want to enjoy the surroundings, can hire bicycles, which are ideal for walking along the trails of the mountains of Gutâi.

Breb village is 40 km from Baia Mare, near the city Ocna Şugatag. At the beginning of the village a traditional gate of Maramures welcomes the travelers.


Adriana Mit




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