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Traditional holiday in Maramures at Daniel Les' house

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We present you a very special experience! Art, nature and craftsmanship have come together in the most beautiful way possible for you to live an unforgettable experience! You will learn from Daniel Les the art of pottery and you will spend quiet moments in a small house in the middle of nature, where you can enjoy the peace and relaxation you deserve. Besides this great activity, you can learn from the nice and welcoming ladies at the cottage how to bake bread and how to sew embroidery and other traditional materials. For children, these activities are welcome during the summer holidays, as they develop them beautifully and aromatically. Besides, whatever package you choose, you will enjoy a tasty, healthy and traditional breakfast. 

You will be accommodated in rustically decorated rooms, each room with its own bathroom. On the ground floor of the house there is a room, which preserves the specificity of the peasant house. In total, there are 16 places in double, double and triple rooms. You will have at your disposal the dining room, the courtyard and the garden. In addition, you have the possibility to buy ceramic works at workshop price.

Breakfast, included in the price of accommodation, is from 8:00 to 10:00 and consists of: country omelette, buttermilk, homemade pie or bread, cheese, cheese, cheese, bacon, onions, tomatoes, butter, homemade jam, honey, cow's milk, tea, coffee.

About Daniel Les:

Daniel Les is a master of figurative ceramics and pottery and loves his country. Through his art and his work, he preserves the treasures of the past and is helping to build our future. Daniel Les grew up in the studio of his father, painter and ceramist John Les, where he learned drawing and ceramics. Since 1997 he has been exhibiting his work in the country and around the world and has been awarded diplomas of excellence, prizes for originality and special awards. "I want to recover the world of my childhood", says Daniel Les, so many of the characters he models are from his childhood village. He is a proponent of traditional methods of working clay and is recognised as a promoter and continuer of the art of pottery. "I get deeply involved in every work I make, thinking that at the end, when it's finished, I have to show it to God".

Tourist attractions in the area:

  • Hiking is possible, depending on the time you have available. For example, on a 4-hour hike you can see a sulphurous lake, which changes colour depending on the concentration of sulphides and copper ions - Blue Lake.
  • Another attraction in the area is the Cocos Ridge. Drive to Poiana Boului or to the Pintea Inn, then follow a 2-hour smooth ascent and a half-hour harder climb at the end. From the plateau at the base of the ridge you can see Tara Maramuresului and Tara Lapusului.
  • Lake Mogosa, one of the main weekend attractions for the inhabitants of Baia Mare, is during the week a quiet place for excursions. From July onwards, the water warms up and it is possible to go swimming. From Lake Mogosa, by chairlift, you can go up to the Mogosa Peak, where at a height of 1246 meters there is a plateau with blueberries.
  • Less known is the Chiuzbaii Valley Fossil Area. On the way to the fossil reserve you follow the course of the river and you can see the "valtoras" in which the locals wash their woollen deer.
  • Baia Sprie is on the road from Baia Mare to Sighet, and in Sighet you can visit the former prison, now the Memorial Museum of Pain; the "Elie Wiesel" Memorial House - the man from Sighet who won the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • At a distance of 18 km from Sighet you can see the Sapanta Cemetery.
  • In the Maramures Country you can see several wooden churches. For example in Barsana, the wooden church "The Entrance of the Mother of God into the Church", documented since 1720.
  • At 7 km from Baia Sprie in the direction of Cavnic, there is the wooden church of Surdesti, built in 1766 and has a total height of 54 m. The roof has two rows of stressini, which surround the church. The oak beams of the walls were placed on a stone foundation. The interior painting of the church dates from 1783. The church has been included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List since 1999.
  • On the Cavnic -Ocna Sugatag road you can see the "gravity-defying slope".
  • You can also see stone churches, dating from 1330-1340, in Bogdan Voda commune.
  • In Baia Mare you can see the Museum of Ethnography and the Museum of Mineralogy.

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Details of the experience:

  • Location: Baia Sprie, Maramures
  • Experience for family or couple
  • Receive an electronic voucher with your choice, as well as the ability to add a personalized message if you choose to gift it
  • Voucher validity: 12 months

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  • The experience is valid subject to availability (advance booking required)
  • The voucher is valid for 12 months for one or two people, depending on the option desired
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