Sighet village museum
Sighet village museum
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Nita Stefan
Bucharest, Romania50 contributions
The musem is very nice and is worth visiting at least once. Different houses from different years. The oldest one i think is from 1500
Written 13 September 2022
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Alexandra C
Herrsching am Ammersee, Germany1 contribution
Couples
Very rude staff, only a few parking places and to get there you have to drive on a terrible road.
There are other village museums much better than this one: Cluj-Napoca, Sibiu, Suceava and so on
Written 11 April 2021
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Roland H
Cluj-Napoca, Romania56 contributions
Unexpectedly beautiful! Wooden and earth houses a few centuries old, from different corners of Maramures county. Small entrance fee (around 3 euros) and there is also a guiding app available (both in Romanian in English) which describes the architecture and history brilliantly. Worth a visit!
Written 4 January 2021
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Alexandra V
Viseu de Sus, Romania2 contributions
Friends
Amazing place, nature, old houses, great place, history. You can use a phone application to listen the story of the houses. Place to see 😁
Written 4 September 2020
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Carol A S
Marietta, GA4,202 contributions
Sighet village museum is on the southeast edge of Sighetu Marmației. This open-air museum preserves the cultural heritage of a typical village from the Maramures region. A collection of wooden houses (relocated from the area) line both sides of a wide main street; several crooked paths invite exploration, converging on the spiritual center of the community, the church (built in 1621 and relocated from the village of Oncesti). Typical of wooden Maramureş country churches, it has a steeply sloped roof (to shed snow), tall triangular spire covering the bell tower, and stout oak walls. The inside surfaces are almost completely covered in simple ecclesiastical murals painted directly on the wood by local artists. Along the main village street, wooden homes are built of hand-hewn timbers representing Romanian, Slavic, Hungarian, Jewish, and German houses, barns and outbuildings from the 17th and 18th centuries. The houses are well preserved, and are furnished with original wooden furniture. Strolling around the town, I was impressed by the detailed carvings on doorways and gates, representing fine craftsmanship and many hours of work. Exhibits of black and white photographs depicted residents performing typical chores in traditional dress (captions in Romanian, Hungarian and English). Sighet village museum is open from 10am-6pm May-Sep, 8am-4pm Oct-Apr, with an entry fee of 4 lei (children half price).
Written 23 March 2020
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Mirela A
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Family
Very nice museum, the houses are only from Maramures, so you can see how people lived a few hundred years ago. All the houses are from wood and is quite big, there are about 50 houses and a wooden church. Not many tourists visit this museum, but that makes the museum even nicer.
Written 3 October 2019
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Jerry C
Albany, CA31 contributions
Beautiful architecture well preserved. I am fascinated by the high level of craftsmanship in the woodwork and the excellent quality of wood used in construction.
Written 28 September 2019
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Adrian Pop
Slatina, Romania166 contributions
Friends
We see this piece of heaven. All history of Maramures county is comprimed in a large place. Here you can see wood houses, wood churches and all of wood art. I think, the people of Maramures is the master of wood art. Traditions are also unique in the world.
Written 18 August 2019
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Kerryn72
Melbourne, Australia2,700 contributions
Friends
Traditional village showing houses and wooden machinery. It was quite busy with lots of tour buses stopping by. Interesting to see how things were! The palinka will put hair on your chest!
Written 18 July 2019
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Don Lyon
3 contributions
Couples
Visit early morning before tour groups. Many kinds of houses, barns and waterwheels, church, etc--good access for photos.
Written 31 May 2019
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