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Merry Cemetery of Sapanta

Address: Sapanta | Maramures, Baia Mare 437305, Romania
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Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Baia Mare
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A fascinating collection of unique wooden headstones that immortalize details about the deceased.
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A fascinating collection of unique wooden headstones that immortalize details about the deceased.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We were lucky because it was a really nice sunny day so it was amazing just to walk around and read what it says on the tombstone and to try and relate to that persons' life story. Spent more than 2 hours walking around. Anyone who hasn't already been there, I recommend you to plan a visit.

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Baia Mare, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

One of the best place to visit when you plan a tripp in The N-V of Romania. It is funny, it is beautifull. You can find there nice objects of art made at the country. Part of them can be old. You can find there also albums of Roamnia. It is nice to visit also with children. They can understand... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Spend around an hour reading the funny sentences on the people's tombstone. Fascinating and Original. Found one funny epitaph online. just to give you an idea about what you might find in there. Under this heavy cross Lies my poor mother in-law Three more days she would have lived I would lie, and she would read (this cross). You, who... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We are not normally cemetery visitors, but this popped up on a list of "Most Beautiful Cemeteries in the World" right before our trip to northern Romania. Not only is it beautiful, but also fun. What a wonderful idea to tell so much more of a life's story on a grave marker. Left feeling like we knew some of those... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Totally original! Makes you think hard about life and death. And how powerful the old beliefs are! In this case, the beliefs are 2000 plus years old

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Satu Mare, Satu Mare, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I never heard about another mery cemetery that's why I consider the idea FANTASTIC! or FUNTASTIC! The texts are in Romanian only but if you get a guide who will translate them for you, you might get the idea. Many of them might lose the humor and rhyme during translation, but you will realise that the whole idea is based... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It's located way up near the Ukraine border but it is well worth it. What a cool idea to make a Merry Cemetary not focused on the sadness of death but instead on the comedy and joy of life.

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Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Merry Cemetery of Sapanta is really an unique cemetery in Romania. Take time to read the stories from the graves.

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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

to help future travalers you should know that Merry Cemetery of Sapanta is located in Sapanta, and not Baia Mare as posted here. there are about 80 km away from each other. thank you

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Baia Mare, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This cemetery is unique, special, surprising! There are stories that must be read. The entire life written in few words.

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