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Unique strauctures in rural Romania!

We visited the wooden churches in Budesti and Surdesti and were blown away by their beauty. They are beautiful constructions with unique interiors and are in very nice and quiet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We visited the wooden churches in Budesti and Surdesti and were blown away by their beauty. They are beautiful constructions with unique interiors and are in very nice and quiet small villages. It was absolutely worth the trip to get there. We highly recomment them.

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The wooden churches, wooden houses, quaint villages, and pastoral scenes are not to be missed. Breath taking. When in the little town of Botiza we stayed at George Iurca and used him as a guide. So glad we did. We saw places we would have otherwise missed. Visit the Elie Wiesel House and the Communist prison. This is an area... More 

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Flint Hills, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We visited the wooden churches at Budesti and Ieud. The are very unique and a marvel of engineering. The east side of the churches are built in a circular five sided fashion. This is the side where the altar is. The interiors are also interesting with painting. These are 16 and 17th century buildings. The area where these churches sit... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

In Maramures, the country is breathe taking. This is one of the few places that is truly peaceful. It is also set in it's ways, and very unique

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

All churches are unique and yet alike, the silence and the atmosphere is really breath-taking. For a spiritual experience you can visit wooden Churches

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We toured Romania last year and spent 4 days with a private guide, Cornelia Lupsa, who is from Baia Mare. Cornelia has a comprehensive knowledge of the history of the area and we covered an incredible distance in the four days we had allocated to this part of our trip. We also visited Merry Cemetery at Sapanta, the Jewish Museum... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Maramures is probably one of the last places in Romania and Europe where you can feel that time has stopped. The wooden churches are beautiful and the roads bringing you there are a pastoral dream. The churches are 300-400 years old, one of the oldest and most interesting in my opnion is at Poienile Izei, on the Iza Valley. The... More 

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

Grandparents, parents and grandchildren from Delmenhorst (Germany) spent magnificent ten days in Maramures (Romania). We, the grandparents drove our SUV , and the young ones flew from Bremen to Cluj (with a stopover in Munich: total time 4 hrs).They were picked up by my husband and brought to Surdesti (140 km), at our guesthouse “Amethyst”. The Christmas Eve was unforgettable.... More 

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

The wooden churches of Matamures have to be seen to be believed. They soar with their austere beauty.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Forbidden by the ruler to build churches with stone, the 17th-centuries of Maramureş built impressive wooden churches, tiny in footprint but astounding in height. As well, they feature beautiful primitive religious painting on the insides. One can visit several in one day, but note that roads are EXTREMELY difficult in this region of Romania. The road from Borşa, past Ieud... More 

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Location: Europe  >  Romania  >  Transylvania  >  Northwest Romania  >  Maramures County

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