Going from Săpânța to Iacobeni on DN 18 and once you’ve covered about 85 km, you will reach the feet of the famous Rodnei Mountains at an altitude of over 800 m and there you’ll find Borșa, a town full of tradition and history. It was first mentioned in 1365, when it was noted as part of Cuhea domain, which belonged to Bogdănești. After two years, the King of Hungary, Ludovic I, confiscated this land, including Borșa, being known as Borș back then, and gave it to the Drăgoșești.
The name of Borșa reappeared in documents in 1450, when this land was given to Nicolae and Luca, sons of Ștefan and Nan, Hotiko’s son from Vișeu. A meaningful event is represented by the victory that Borșa people obtained under the leadership of the protopope Șandor Lupu, when Tartars were coming back from their last foray in Maramureș, in the place that is nowadays called Preluca Tătarilor. Borșa has a rich history and inhabitants that preserved their costumes and traditions over the years. Moreover, folk events attract thousands of tourists here every year, from the country and abroad. The tourist who visits these places travels in time.