The Florean Museum: Dazzling Contemporary Art in the Forest

Diana Condrea
Diana Condrea
Diana is a tourism consultant, tour guide, travel writer and amateur photographer. You can find Diana on LinkedIn

Well-known among contemporary artists, the Florean Museum from Maramures hosts a wonderful open-air collection of thousands of rock sculptures done by artists from all over the world, spread on over 40 hectares in a deciduous forest from northern Romania.

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Woman statue, the Florean Museum

Its unconventional presence completes the list of Maramures’ cultural attractions, bringing a present-day creation in the same space with centuries-old monuments like the wooden churches.

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Shepherd representation, the Florean Museum

Sculptures in the heart of the forest

Located in Lapusului Country, a distinctive cultural part of Maramures, in Cernesti village, this museum is a must-see for both art connoisseurs and art enthusiasts who can combine great natural sights with this one-of-a-kind art collection.

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Statue, the Florean Museum

Made famous by its international art events, the International Small Engraving Salon and the International Camp of Monumental Sculpture, the Florean Museum is one of the most interesting contemporary art museums in Romania, taking its visitors on an original art journey in the middle of nature.

Offbeat and inspiring, the Florean Museum is more than worth the detour from the main attractions of Maramures, the wooden churches from the UNESCO World Heritage List and Sighetu Marmatiei.

Where to stay

Mara Guest House is the perfect option if you’re planning to stay in Desesti, one of the most beautiful villages in Maramures. On the shore of Mara River, with a large garden, and the best home-cooked food from organic local ingredients, this guest house is our favorite in the region.

Travel tips

Cross the mountains and visit historical Maramures.

Visit the 17th-century Rogoz Church and the 18th-century wooden churches from Coruia, Copseni, Draghia and Inau.

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