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An excellent example of a wooden church

The wooden church of Archangels Michael and Gabriel at Surdesti is well worth the visit if you are... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Mike S
Rockland, Canada
Closed in time of our visit

When we arrived the church was closed and there was no info about the visiting hours or phone... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
Tolmin, Slovenia
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

The wooden church of Archangels Michael and Gabriel at Surdesti is well worth the visit if you are interested in these sort of things. It is one of the best examples of its kind in all of Romania, and should not be missed if you...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 28 July 2017

When we arrived the church was closed and there was no info about the visiting hours or phone contact. Maybe the reason was that in the same time there was a mass going on in the nearby Plopis church. So we could only took a...More

Thank Soccca
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Here is two churches around here. One is in Surdesti village the other one is two km away, in Plopis. It was saturday and usually it's closed, but after few minutes we were inside. Some responsible person sow us wondering around and let us inside....More

Thank Dzeikob
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful wooden churches in Maramures, very well preserved. The person in charge is very friendly and welcoming. There's the typical Maramures atmosphere inside (traditional blankets and carpets, decorations that you can find in the homes of Maramures as well)....More

Thank V5CB
Reviewed 24 September 2016

very interesting piece of architecture. definitely worth your time, especially that the spire is one of the biggest in the region.

Thank marcin w
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We were very lucky to have a great guide who explained all of the painting inside in English for our group. What a beautiful iconostasis (icon screen). This is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Thank JrnyJunkie
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

This church was quite difficult to find. Instead of the normal brown signs with an arrow, there was one sign NOT facing traffic, so really hard to see. When I arrived, the church was locked and there was a crazy little pictogram indicating the key...More

2  Thank sherrycr
Reviewed 17 November 2015

This church was closed but we managed to see an old lady who came to open the door. The interior is magnificent. Colorful painted wood, scarves, ... we wish we had a guide with us.

2  Thank TravelingCat22
Reviewed 27 June 2015

This was the second of the perhaps dozen wooden churches we saw during our time in Maramures. The interior is well kept the church still in use. If there is no one there (early June still not season ) after you walk up from the...More

3  Thank ardom
Reviewed 20 June 2015

This church is fabulous and build entirely of wood, no nails, including the very high tower. The interior is also very interesting, showing the style of an Eastern-Rite church. Make sure to find the caretaker so you can go inside. It's a little off the...More

1  Thank timothyjull
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