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Wooden Churches of Maramures

Listed under Churches & Abbeys in Transylvania, Romania.

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'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.'

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The pictures that you have for the "Wooden Churches of Maramures" article are totally wrong. The first one is not a wooden church but a monastery, brick&mortar building. The other two pictures are just houses that belong to the nuns at Barsana Monastery. If you would like better pictures please contact me at

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