Baia Mare is located in the northwestern corner of Romania, within an hour's drive of both Austria and Hungary. It is located on a plateau in the Carpathian Mountains, with the Sasar River cutting the city in two. Start exploring from Stephen's Tower, in the middle of town, which also provides great views of the city below. Outside of town, monasteries and churches dot the picture-perfect landscape. As a matter of fact, Baia Mare is one of the most important mining centers. In Romania, it has a history of more than 2,000 years of extracting gold, silver and other non-ferrous metals. Believe it or not, the city was first mentioned in 1329, and its medieval history appears in the main city square that includes many ancient buildings, the oldest of which dates back to the 1940s.
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