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Merry Cemetery of Sapanta

Address: Sapanta | Maramures, Baia Mare 437305, Romania
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Oradea, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is a fun cemetery, if you are in the area worth visiting. Every tombstone has a poem written about the burried.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Sapanta is in the middle of nowhere near the Ukrainian border. The drive in from the west through the forest is really nice. The cemetery's tombstones are painted wood and tell the story of each of the deceased. Two artist succeeded each other in carrying out this original and unique piece of art. The guardian at the entrance is the... More 

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