Sunday, September 15, 2013

Manastirea Barsana - Maramures...

 Barsana is one of the wooden churches in Maramures, a beautiful synthesis of Eastern and Western European architecture, with Gothic and Byzantine elements.  

The church was manually carved by some of the most talented craftsmen from Maramures. No power tools or nails were used to put this impressive construction together.

Its beauty and uniqueness made it one of the eight churches in the region that UNESCO designated WORLD HERITAGE site.