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Tourist attractions in Satu Mare county


Karolyi Castle
in Careu citybuilt in several stages, predominantly in neo-Gothic style, currently it houses a Museum of History and Natural Sciences.

Karolyi Castle in Ardud rebuilt in the 18th century by count Karolyi Alexander, in Baroque style.

Vecsey Castle in Livada an important architecture monument built between 1760 and 1764.

Medieval Castle in Medieşu Auritmedieval castle rebuilt by Zsigmond Lonyai in 17th century.


Churches and Monasteries

The Episcopal Palace of Satu Mare – built in several stages in 19th century.

The “Assumption” Orthodox Church of Satu Mare – built between 1937 and 1938, combines the byzantine style with Romanian architectural elements.

“The Ascenssion” Roman-Catholic Church of Satu Mare – built between 1786 and 1798, in neoclassical style. In 1837 after the creation of the episcopate in Satu Mare, it was enlarged and transformed in Baroque style.

The Chains Reformed Church of Satu Mare – built at the end of the 18th century and beginning of 19th century.

The Synagogue of Satu Mare – built during the period 1889 – 1892 in eclectic style.

The “Archangels Michael and Gabriel” Wooden Church of Corund, commune of Bogdand – built in 1723 and then moved in 1868 on the site where it is found nowadays.

The Church of the Ancient Benedictine Monastery of Acâş – dates back to the first half of the 13th century.

The “Saint Ladislaus” Roman-Catholic Church of Beltiug – built in 1482

The Orthodox Church of Unimat – built in 1779 instead of the wooden one.

The Roman-Catholic Chapel of Beltiug – built in honour of Saint Orban, the patron of vineyards.

The Reformed Church of Bogdand – medieval church, dating back to 1848 in its current shape.

The Lutheran Evangelical Church of Hodod – built in 1768 in Baroque style.

The Roman-Catholic Church of Ardud – built in 1482.

Bixad Monastery of Ardud – dating back to 1768-1771 on the place of an old hermitage, mentioned in 1614, belonging to Vetis Monastery.

The “Archangels Michael and Gabriel” Greek-Catholic Church of Satu, built between 1932 and 1937.

The Roman-Catholic Church of Calvaria – in neo-Gothic style, was initially built on the site of a bastion of Satu Mare citadel (Dambul tobosarilor) in 1884 and rebuilt between 1908 and 1909.

The “St. Joseph of Calasanz” Roman-Catholic Church of Carei – is the most beautiful Baroque monument of the county being made during 1769-1779 and rebuilt after the earthquake in 1834.

The Synagogue of Carei – built in 1866 and refurbished in 1890. In the courtyard an obelisk was erected in the memory of the Holocaust victims.

The “Saint Anthony of Padova” Franciscan Church and Monastery and Karoly Family Crypt of Căpleni.

The Reformed Church of Berea – with fragments of mural painting dating back to 1766.

The Reformed Church of Săuca – in whose yard Kölcsey Ferenc composed the anthem of Hungary.

The “Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary” Orthodox Church of Negreşti Oaş.

The “Saint Demetrius” Orthodox Church of Negreşti Oaş.

In the villages of Oaş and Codru there were countless wooden churches built in the 18th century, which represented unique masterpieces of the region. The Wooden Church of Lechinţa (Oaş) dating back to 1604, was rebuilt and can be visited at the Oaş Country Museum in Negreşti Oaş. Moreover, in the region of Codru, besides the Wooden Church of Corund, there are also the following churches, preserved integrally or partially:

-The Wooden Church of Bolda
-The Wooden Church of Hurezu Mare
-The Wooden Church of Lelei
-The Wooden Church of Stâna

 Museums and Memorial Houses

The County Museum of Satu Mare – it presents collections of archaeology, history and ethnography.

The Oaş Country Museum of Negreşti-Oaş – it is an open-air ethnographical reservation founded in 1986, in which are gathered masterpieces of the traditional architecture made of wood and household items and fabrics.

The Moţi Museum of Scărişoara - comprises an ethnographical collection of more than 800 objects brought by moţi from their home lands.

Moţi - native inhabitants of the central part of the Apuseni Mountains

The Hungarian Museum of Bogdand – built around 1880 – 1885 and located in a traditional country house.

The Swabian Museum of Petreşti – presents the Swabian traditional culture.

Other Ethnographical Museums can be visited at: Chilia (commune of Homoroade), Supuru de Sus (commune of Supur), Carei city.

Dacian Ovens from Medieşu Aurit

“Dr. Vasile Lucaciu” Memorial House of Apa

“Dr. Aloisie L. TăutuMemorial House of Valea Vinului.