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Breb is a city in Maramureş in Romania.


The village of Breb sits below the Cock Crest Peak in the Gutai Mountains between 450 and 700 meters. There are 400 homes in the village and it is said to be the home to around 1,500 people. Breb is one the best examples of the peasant strip farming culture still alive in Maramures.

Get in[edit]

There is no public transportation that officially lists Breb as a stop, but you can get in from most any town on the route between Baia Mare - Cavnic - Ocna Sugatag - Sighet via mini bus. Just look for those names on the route (displayed inside the front windshield), flag it down (which is common practice) and hop on. As of June 2012, the price was 6 lei for Breb - Baia Mare. Let the driver know you want to get off at Breb. From where the bus stops, it is a good 10-15 minute walk into the village itself. You can find time schedules for the main stops on the route on [1], but unfortunately Breb is not an official stop so you cannot search for it. However, Ocna Sugatag it's generally around 10-15 minutes from Breb, so it is a good reference point.

A good alternative is hitch hiking, which is common in this rural area and can work even faster than public transport in remote areas. You can give the driver some money as your share in the price of fuel, but it's not obligatory.

Get around[edit]

Walking and mountainbiking is popular among visitors to Breb. There are many trails available.

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Breb has a nice wooden church - which has the oldest wooden tower in Romania, dating back to 1531- hidden away in the village. There's also a modern, big and white church, which you see on entering the village from the main road. Simply walking on the roads of the village and meeting the friendly inhabitants is a pleasure. There's a walking trail through the village and many information panels showing you, where you are and where you can go.

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Breb is an amazing village to simply walk around in. The surrounding area is extremely beautiful, giving great views, and the local farms are simply gorgeous. During a morning walk you'll see the local villagers going about their daily lives - tending their fields, stacking hay, hauling around hay on horse-driven carts and more such things. It feels like an altogether different world within the village, and you might find yourself surprised when the villagers offer you a friendlily "Bună", as you had for a moment forgotten that everything around you is part of the same world you belong to.

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Eat[edit][add listing]

There is a family in the village that will prepare a traditional Maramures dinner with several courses and drinks included for 25 Lei. Ask around the village for more info.

Drink[edit][add listing]

There's a small bar in the middle of the village, where you can have a beer.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

There are a few Pensions in the village and some traditional villas for rent-The village hotel-(, as well as the hostel and campsite Babou Maramures [2].


Get out[edit]

To get out, simply catch a minibus (see the "Get In section") to either Sighet, which is actually a pleasant city, or Baia Mare, which you probably only want to go to if you have a bus/train connection. Create category

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