Touristic entertainment within the pension and Vadu Izei village

  • Music night with ”ceterași” (bell harp singers) from Vadu izei and initiation to the traditional dance;
  • Courses of initiation to traditional craftsmanship, glass/ icon painting;
  • Bathing and fishing in Iza and Mara rivers;
  • Walks on hills and mushroom picking, wild strawberries picking, BlackBerrying, etc.;
  • Visit to the popular artisans/ craftsmen from Vadu Izei (glass painting, wood carving..)

Main attractions of the area, departure from Vadu Izei

  • Visit villages and wooden churches in Maramureș;
  • Participate in traditional music and dance festivals;
  • Courses of initiation to traditional craftsmanship;
  • Visit museums, collections, other cultural sites;
  • Walks around the village, mushroom picking, wild strawberries picking, BlackBerrying, etc.;
  • Bathe and fish in Iza and Mara rivers;
  • Horse carriage (sleigh) rides;
  • The circuit of artisans - icons, sculpture;
  • Steam train ride on the Vaser Valley



Ride circuits in Vadu Izei and surroundings - see the touristic map of Vadu Izei

  • Mountain touristic routes WEST
    1. Green cross route mark - Vadu Izei - Șugău - Bârlan - Agriș, visit... Igniș - return on route 2.
    2. Green cross route mark - Vadu Izei - Șugău - Tiurtiuliș - Agriș, visit... Igniș - return on route 1.
    3. Orange band route mark - Vadu Izei - Șugău - Tiurtiuliș - Solovan - Grădina Morii - Vadu Izei.
    4. Violet band route mark - Vadu Izei - Șugău - Picui - Berbești - Vadu Izei
  • Mountain touristic routes EAST
    1. Blue point route mark - Vadu Izei - Valea Stejarului - Coștiui
    2. Red point route mark - Vadu Izei - Valea Stejarului - Cetatea Oncești
    3. Blue band route mark - Vadu Izei - Făget - Muzeul Satului

Visits to museums and art collections

  • Ethnographic museum - Sighetu Marmației, 7 km;
  • Popular Art museum - Sighetu Marmației, 4 km;
  • Memorial museum ”Închisoarea miniștrilor” (Prison of ministers) - Sighetu Marmației, 7 km;
  • Bârsana Monastery musem, 17 km;
  • The Merry Cemetery and Memorial house of Ion Stan Pătraș Săpânța, Peri Monastery - Săpânța, 27 km;
  • Pipaș Collection - Tisa, 10 km;
  • Kazar house museum (Historical monument, XVIII century) - next to the Orthodox church in Vadu Izei;
  • The wooden trinity - Berbești, 2 km;
  • Ilie Lazăr House - XVIII century, Giulești, 12 km.


The circuit of villages and wooden churches in Țara Maramureșului


Biserici din patrimoniu UNESCO

Surdesti, Plopis, Rogoz

Budesti, Desesti

Barsana, Poienile Izei, Ieud


Wooden churches with their balance of volumes, proportional harmony and exceptional positioning of towers, represent superior technical and artistic achievements, some of them are masterpieces organically integrated into the prolonged evolution that gets lost in time. Eight wooden churches were included to the world heritage; they appear from mid XIV century and the end of the XVIIIth century: Ieud-Deal sec. XIV-lea, Poienile Izei 1604, Budești-Josani 1643, Rogoz 1663, Bârsana 1720, Surdești 1766, Desești 1770 and Plopiș 1792. Source: http://www.maramures.djc.ro

  • Biserica din Deal „Nașterea Maicii Domnului”, sec. XIV, Sat Ieud - 31,3 km
  • Biserica „Sfinta Paraschiva”, sec. XVII, Sat Poienile Izei – 40,3 km
  • Biserica din Josani „Sfintul Nicolae”, sec. XVII, Sat Budesti -19,3 km
  • Biserica „Sfintii Arhangheli Mihail si Gavril”, sec. XVII, Sat Rogoz - 68,0 km
  • Biserica „Intrarea Maicii Domnului in Biserica”, sec. XVIII, Sat Barsana - 15 km
  • Biserica „Sfintii Arhangheli”, sec. XVIII, Sat Surdesti - 44,5 km
  • Biserica „Sfenta Cuvioasa Paraschiva”, sec. XVIII, Sat Desesti, - 16 km
  • Biserica „Sfinții Arhangheli Mihail și Gavriil” sec. XVIII, Sat Plopis - 48,3 km


Artisans in Vadu Izei – wood carving and glass/icon painting


Ioan Borlean - Icoane pe sticla

Vadu Izei, nr. 689


Teleptean Florin - sticle cu fus

Vadu Izei, nr. 190/A


In Maramureș, craftsmanship has a large development as it has great importance to the economical frame of the household. There are villages that are specialized in carpet or rug weaving, craftsmen dealing with carved gates, wooden churches, objects/ tools for various activities. Within all applications of popular art in Maramureș, there is a great variety of ornamentation and chromatics that keep the elements of a unitary artistic style

The circuit of musicians in Vadu Izei and Țara Maramureșului

The music of fiddlers has played a major role in the development of the local music and in the art flavor of the peasants in Maramureș. For the cultivated art and for the musicians, it has been a wellspring of melodiousness that speaks directly to peoples’ hearts. In Vadu Izei and Maramureș there still are great musicians who have kept the genuine vein of the traditional song and dance; here we mention Grupul Iza, Taraful lui Văsâi, etc.

Pensiunea:  com. Vadu Izei, Strada Zăvoi nr.689, Judetul Maramureș, cod 437365,
Telefon: +40 262 330 228, Mobil  +40 745 888 686, +40 742 451 051, +40 728 316 425, +40 728 317 465, +40 744 285 036,
Email: ioanborlean@yahoo.com, borlean.laurentiu@yahoo.com