Cavnic is a small former mining town, 33 km east of Baia Mare in Maramureș County, in the north of Romania.
Cavnic is located 33 km east of Baia Mare, capital of the county, between the Lăpuș mountains and the Gutâi mountains.
The mines of Cavnic were often closed and then reopened, but the periods of ore mining were short-lived. In the 1970s, the city experienced a boom due to increasing tourism in the region. Since then, two ski trails, many hotels and numerous holiday homes have been built in the Cavnic area.
Access : Coordinates: 47.660833, 23.877778 /
- In Cavnic, at the foot of the Gutâi Mountains, the ski area – SuperSki Cavnic – consists of the slopes “Roata” and “Icoana”, with a length of 8.5 kilometers. This locality is known as the “snow pole of Maramureș” and has already become a brand for ski lovers from Romania and abroad.
- Top sights in Cavnic : Roman Catholic church Sfânta Varvara from 1812, is a listed building. / Sycamore maple tree 30 m high and 1.32 m in diameter / Logolda, 19th century gold mine / Stâlpul tătarilor – “Tatar Pole”, stone monument with a Latin inscription to commemorate the Tatar invasion of 1717, built in 1852, is a listed building. / The ruins of a blast furnace / The bust of Ignaz von Born.
Go next : “Tatar Pole” / Crăiasa Forest / Bârsana Monastery / Maramureș / Baia Mare / Mocănița / Vișeu de Sus. / the villages of Şișești, Dănești and Șurdești.