“These eight churches are outstanding examples of a range of architectural solutions from different periods and areas. They show the variety of designs and craftsmanship adopted in these narrow, high, timber constructions with their characteristic tall, slim clock towers at the western end of the building, either single- or double-roofed and covered by shingles. As such, they are a particular vernacular expression of the cultural landscape of this mountainous area of northern Romania.”

Source: www.unesco.org

UNESCO Heritage List is richer with 8 works of art – the wooden churches from: Barsana, Budesti, Desesti, Ieud, Plopis, Poienile Izei, Rogoz, Surdesti.

Each of them is special in its own way.

“The Presentation of the Virgin to the Temple” Church of Bârsana

“Saint Nicholas” Church of Budesti

“Pious Parascheva” Church of Desești

“The Nativity of the Mother of God” Church of Ieud-Deal

“The Holy Archangels” Church of Plopis

“Pious Parascheva” Church of Poienile Izei

“The Holy Archangels” Church of Rogoz

“The Holy Archangels” Church of Surdesti

“Map of the wooden churches”

 

 

 

 

 

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