Culture & History: Wooden Churches of Maramures

Bârsana Wooden Church

Bârsana Monastery, with its old wooden church is situated in the Maramureș region, in the Iza valley and is one favourite tourist destinations in Romania.

Budeşti Josani Wooden Church (Source: wikipedia, Alexandru Babos)

Budeşti Josani Wooden Church, dated in 1643, is considered a "magnificent masterpiece" for its era and long afterwards.

Deseşti Wooden Church

The Deseşti Wooden Church is "one of the characteristic monuments of the XVIII th century in Maramureș".

Ieud Wooden Church

The Wooden Church in Ieud is the highlight of the art and technique of building wooden churches in Maramureș.

The Plopiş Wooden Church, situated in Şişeşti village, Maramureș, dates from 1798, and shares architectural elements of the church in the neighboring village, Şurdeşti.

Poienile Izei Wooden Church

One of the most beautiful and well-preserved wooden churches of Maramureș, illustrating the time evolution of the Maramureș’s wooden churches type.

The Rogoz wooden church of the "Holy Archangels" is located in the Land of Lăpus, of Lăpuş River valley.

Şurdeşti Church, warehouse wooden gate

The Şurdeşti wooden church (dedicated to the Holy Archangels) was built in 1766, and distinguishes itself by the impressive dimensions of its tower.