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The Zosim Oancea Museum of Icons on Glass

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Nice cultural site to visit if you are in the area

It's very affordable to visit and interesting that all the works were created by memory from local... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2015
mightygeo
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Milwaukee, WI
Must see in Sibiel

Although we are not knowledgeable enough on icons, it was a pleasure to visit. It gives a good... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2015
S M
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Aug 14, 2018
“Nice museum”
Jul 25, 2018
“Special and interesting”
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Strada Bisericii nr. 329, Sibiel 557234, Romania
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

Nice museum with friendly staff, who speak excellent French. Museum is focused on glass icons. Nice but unless you are an enthusiast you won't need more than 30 minutes here. Worth a small detour.

Thank Peter K
Reviewed July 25, 2018

A very special small museum with an extraordinary and beautiful collection of glass icons from various Romanian districts. The museum also contains an attractive collection of religious books, as well as a collection of local embroidered textiles, ceramics, jewelery made of beads, and household utensils....More

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Reviewed April 20, 2018

This is probably the largest most precious collection of ancient icons painted on glass in the world, unique.

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Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

Two floor of pictures on glass, all religious relics not painted by great artist. But interesting to see if passing. Not much else to see in this very quiet village.

Thank K7668APandrewm
Reviewed November 22, 2016

A nice overview of the glass icons from Romania. This special way of icon painting is specific for this country.

1  Thank manette1
Reviewed June 13, 2016

If you would like to see hand made painted christian pictures, then this is the place for you. It is said, the collection is the biggest in europe.

1  Thank ralucaiuliana
Reviewed June 12, 2016

This little museum contains icons of a religious nature. What is unusual is that they have been painted on glass and therefore on the reverse side. Some paintings involve gold foil. Altogether rather unusual and worth a visit.

Thank gyanfernando
Reviewed October 6, 2015

It's very affordable to visit and interesting that all the works were created by memory from local people. Everything was donated to this museum. The museum is located right next to the /pensiunea-Adriana. It gives an appreciation for some of romanias history and culture

Thank mightygeo
Reviewed September 14, 2015

whilst appreciating that the icons painted on glass in reverse must have been difficult to execute, I would have welcomed more information on the background and tradition. We were taken by coach but left to wander around on our own. Would have enjoyed the church...More

Thank Bellini6
Reviewed August 6, 2015

Although we are not knowledgeable enough on icons, it was a pleasure to visit. It gives a good glimpse in Romania's various regions' religious history. The guide was very helpful, not just with information on the museum and the icons, but on the village as...More

Thank S M
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