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More or less alike at a first glance - elegant shape, sky-piercing spires,,richly decorated... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2017
Doina B
Breathtakingly Beautiful

We visited several of these churches during our week long visit to Romania with the help of our... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2017
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Reviewed July 20, 2017

More or less alike at a first glance - elegant shape, sky-piercing spires,,richly decorated interiors, polychrome murals evoking the most memorable episodes of Christianity, any of the 5 UNESCO-listed wooden churches I visited exudes a unique feeling of simplicity,sobriety and devotion.Apart from elaborately carved wooden...More

1  Thank Doina B
Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

We visited several of these churches during our week long visit to Romania with the help of our Guide Colin Shaw. Each one was unique and beautiful in their individual way and each took your breathe away. The wonder of the architecture and construction of...More

3  Thank StevePeggy
Reviewed June 24, 2017

My wife and I scheduled a one-day tour with Cornelia and had a wonderful and memorable time. Cornelia is pleasant, sociable, very knowledgeable, and energetic. We spent about 11 hours with her, and visited the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta, the Museum of the Victims of...More

4  Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed June 18, 2017

Everyone agrees that this is a "must see" attraction. But as there are so many, look out for the small ones. You might find some that give the impression you are the only one visiting, at least on this day. Take some time to relax...More

1  Thank Johannes H
Reviewed June 12, 2017

We specifically included the wooden churches of Maramures in our week-long trip to Romania. They are absolutely amazing--several hundred years old and very well preserved. We focused on the 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites but were only able to visit 3 (Deserti, Budesti, and Surdesti)...More

4  Thank SteveTrips2013
Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

Visited a lot of monasteries. But this one really made it to the top. Picturesque, peaceful, plus the well defined structures. Everything is perfect. I would definitely come back in Maramures and visit the monastery.

3  Thank Joyce R
Reviewed October 2, 2016

When it comes to Maramures, the first thing which comes into your mind are the wooden churches. They are iconic for this tourist area of Romania and are not to be missed. Each of them is special so visit as many as you can. You...More

2  Thank Stefan C
Reviewed September 26, 2016

Probably one of the most peaceful, picturesque , full of tranquility and positive energy places from Romania.The locals hospitality is beyond description.History and tradition at their best.Highly recommended to any Transilvania traveller.

3  Thank Marian R
Reviewed September 24, 2016

great places (I think that you have at least 10 different but similar churches to see) to show how the locals were constructing their churches of wood. some are quite well preserved so select carefully which ones you want to see.

1  Thank marcin w
Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

The Monastery Barsana conquers you with the amazing views, wooden churches in the transilvanian style and the peaceful atmosphere which flies around. All is build up with a very good taste, gardens, churches, flowers.... Definitely a peace of heaven on earth which should be seen...More

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July 12, 2017|
Response from Margaret H | Reviewed this property |
We used Cornelia Lupsa -- she was absolutely fantastic. You can find her with a Google search under her name. She operates in the Marmures, Cluj Napoca, and Suceava areas.
December 25, 2016|
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Response from Marian R | Reviewed this property |
It is possible but the traffic might be difficult since the snow keeps falling these days ! In winter the landscape it's beautiful but in order for you to really enjoy the whole trip, travel in spring or summer !!! Have a... More