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Merry Cemetery

Sapanta 437305, Romania
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The crazy idea: merry cementery

I know that soud strange to go in the cemetery and have fun, not to cry after death peoples, but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marius P
Who knew that dying could be so much fun/

Very interesting place. The idea is that instead of bland head stones for the graves, they make... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ken L
Colville, Washington
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A fascinating collection of unique wooden headstones that immortalize details about the deceased.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Sapanta 437305, Romania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I know that soud strange to go in the cemetery and have fun, not to cry after death peoples, but this is that king of cemetery. If you have posibility you must visit it.

Thank Marius P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting place. The idea is that instead of bland head stones for the graves, they make carved wood markers showing something about the person. Like how the person died, or what they did for a living, or both. Most are done with a blue...More

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 22 December 2017

this is a place that is not only interesting, but beautiful. the stories inscribed on the grave markers are sometimes amusing, sometimes histories of the life of the persons buried there. the artwork is folksy and cheerful. the idea that grave markers should be festive,...More

Thank forbenjoy
Reviewed 6 December 2017

It is nice and funny... not so funny as i thought. Not so many jokes but some funny ideas. A lot of selling but not much juice.

1  Thank Jorge F
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

I visited this nice place for the second time. The Sapanta cemetery is just as joyous in good weather as it is in bad weather. I did not feel like in an ordinary cemetery, and you can not feel that way. The church was still...More

Thank Alexandru I
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The Merry cemetery is definitely a unique place in Romania and the world. Yes, not all tomb stones are funny, but the atmosphere is definitely nice. The landscape is beautiful and it is definitely worth the visit. Yes there is an entrance, but it is...More

Thank AlinaMC
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Wow, what a place! We very much enjoyed wandering through the graveyard even though we could not understand the words (there is a book you can buy if you are really interested - or the little stalls outside have a leaflet for sale). What a...More

Thank EurogirlBelgium
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This place has been on our to-do list for quite a while. We are glad we got to finally see it. The church and the crosses are beautiful, and it's worth spending some time visiting them. The church is currently under restoration, so there's not...More

Thank EugenC
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Merry Cemetery is located in the middle of the small village of Sapanta. You first see the beautiful tiled roof of the church when you enter town. Parking is available on the streets, we had no problem. The grave markers were painted Sapanta blue with...More

Thank bevinfocus
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Unique Place! Totally Worth de detour we made to see it! The church adjacent to the cemetery is also being renovated in the same spirit as those graves. It's going to be awesome when finished!

Thank Lady_Betsie
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Sergey L
23 May 2017|
Response from Poliana D | Reviewed this property |
You could get by car or you could find connections to take the train from Iasi at least to Sighet-- and then there might be some buses to Sapanta where the Cemetery is
12 May 2017|
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Response from David L | Reviewed this property |
You are supposed to pay 4 RON entry fee, which includes the right to take photos. I can't recommend any accommodation in the village, but it certainly exists.
5 August 2015|
Response from Gabriella A | Reviewed this property |
No. There are no similar cemeteries in Romania and it takes quite awhile to drive there. It takes about five hours from Cluj-Napoca.