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Merry Cemetery of Sapanta

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Address: Sapanta Romania, Sapanta 437305, Romania
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+40 262 372 357

A fascinating collection of unique wooden headstones that immortalize...

A fascinating collection of unique wooden headstones that immortalize details about the deceased.

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Amazing place

The Merry Cemetery is a place to visit due to all the beautiful carved blue wooden crosses. Definitely a place to visit if you are up in the very north part of Maramures.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 19, 2016
Tonsberg, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is good but unfortunately the church is under construction for more than 8 years. When ready, it will look gorgeous. I think the entry fee is not required

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Well I have my friends to tell me some good stories.. they should translate some of the stories for the visitors to know what is going on with the story... but everything was fine all the people around are very nice!

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Tonsberg, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

The Merry Cemetery is a place to visit due to all the beautiful carved blue wooden crosses. Definitely a place to visit if you are up in the very north part of Maramures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

This is a must see place in Romania. The church, which is undergoing a huge transformation, is very interesting but the cemetery is the attraction. So unique and even without knowledge of Romanian, you can understand a bit of the lives of the people represented on these amazing grave markers. We spent quite a while looking at many of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Very unique concept of a merry cemetery. Must visit. One serious disadvantage is that there's no signage in English..very naturally. Our home stay had a book with English translations for several epitaphs so it was easier for us to appreciate it even though we can't read and don't follow Romanian.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

The Happy Cemetery consists of beautiful, brightly decorated tombstones of carved wood crosses. Each tombstone tells the story of the deceased person and the work they did. For instance a little girl who was struck by a car, the mother-in-law and a young man who died of illness too early.The cemetery also has a traditional Orthodyx church which is being... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

I did enjoy looking at the colourful tombs but I cannot understand the Romanian description on the tombs. I asked a local to explain one of the tombs and it was funny. I got to speak to a Hungarian lady in one of the souvenir stalls, and that was informative. I got to stand on the border of Romania-Ukraine a... More 

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Rzeszow, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

This is a really nice place to see in Romania. It is unique on all over the world but it requires long drive and the roads are bad. Also the petrol and lpg prices are high there but you must refill your car before you leave since later it is hard to find a gas station for a few hours!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Gaudy and useless. It betrays the true spirit of the enchanting cemeteries of Maramures. more and more only a tourist attraction sideshow. Some nice stories, but only if you know the Romanian.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

My first visit after many years at Sapanta. The cemetery is as beautiful as I remember it, the church is restaured. The only problem we had was with the girl that was cleaning the candle place. She took away the candles we just lighted, they were lighted like a minute earlier and she just took all the candles and thrown... More 

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