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Beautiful churches

Wooden churches are symbols of Maramures region. And the style of them are really adorable. Some of them are from the 17th century and preserved up to our date which is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
banuyollarda
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wooden churches are symbols of Maramures region. And the style of them are really adorable. Some of them are from the 17th century and preserved up to our date which is unbeliavable. Try to visit at least one:)

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

There are so many and guidebooks describe them all as if equal so we decided to visit them all. Some are closed. Some are closed but can be open if you are lucky and find a little old lady with keys. If you don't have time, our favorite ones are Surdesti and Desesti: beautiful paintings.

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Ancona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I've posted reviews of many of the individual churches elsewhere. This is general advice, applicable to all of them. If possible, get a local guide, who can explain the paintings to you, introduce you to the priest and so on. It makes all the difference. Perhaps your guest-house can suggest someone.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

In my opinion this is the most beautiful from all wooden churches of Maramures. So if you go to visit Maramures be sure you stop to visit this. The paintings are incredible well preserved and unique.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Pretty unique so worth the visit but still think it's cheeky to charge for taking photos. But you have to take a camera as it's really exciting snapping away the different stories.

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Thank Kiltiejourno
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

If you don't mind the slow lane in life and love medieval villages, try to visit at least one of these tiny towns with the tall wooden churches. I left from Baia Mare and paid a driver to take me through the hills and visit several of these churches. I wish I had had time to do more. Although life... More 

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Thank missustoad
Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Stunning wooden churches built in a beautiful location, so tranquil the gardens are beautiful and well maintained. Quiet and serene . See the museum very interesting.

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Givat Olga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

There are fewer places left where you can feel like going back in time, centuries back. And one of such a places is in the center of Europe, in Romania most fairy-land district - Maramuresh. You'll travel slow, but you'll see wonderful kind and smiling people, and you'll see those churches - like jewel boxes, with their spires going high... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

One of the best places I've been... I visited that place during the day (in the Easter's week) and attended the Easter's celebration, with an outdoor Mass. It's amazing the architecture of the buildings, the gardens around them. If you want to visit, please prepare your machine because i'm sure you will take many photos.

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Thank Nuno F
Marina di Carrara
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Very interesting, in a quiet and peaceful surrounding. Not one nail as used in the building there is a monastery of nuns.

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