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Merry Cemetery of Sapanta

Sapanta Romania, Sapanta 437305, Romania
+40 262 372 357
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One of the highlights

This cemetery was definitely one of highlights of our trip around Romania. There are several... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tolmin, Slovenia
Touristic Extravaganza

Too prettified, to my mind,maybe a one-of-the kind cemetery born from the extraordinary... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Doina B
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A fascinating collection of unique wooden headstones that immortalize details about the deceased.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Sapanta Romania, Sapanta 437305, Romania
+40 262 372 357
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This cemetery was definitely one of highlights of our trip around Romania. There are several "happy" painted headstones, each of them telling its different story. Unfortunately, we don't understand Romanian language, but though we understood quite a lot from the pictures.

Thank Soccca
Reviewed 4 days ago

Too prettified, to my mind,maybe a one-of-the kind cemetery born from the extraordinary imagination, humour, wit and poetic gifts of a great man, Ioan Stan Patras.Pity that his rhymes can't be rendered in any other language to match the beauty and message of the original....More

Thank Doina B
Reviewed 1 week ago

By the bright colors of the crosses (and of the church inside cemetery), by the short epitaph in lyrics graved in every cross, this place give you an another perspective about death, in generrally.

Thank Florian C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beautiful place with lot of great pieces of art which require dedication and creativity!! I'm not the person to go to visit cemeteries however this is a great sightseeing! The entrance is about 1,5 $ ( 5 Lei) and in return you get a...More

Thank Worldtravelers7579
Reviewed 1 week ago

The only funny cemetery in the world, so surely not to be missed.I visited with my family and it was an exciting experience for everyone.

Thank arina1907
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The merry cemetery is unique. Rather than being sombre, the graves celebrate the lives of the people who have been buried, with funny poems about their lives and colourful pictures of what was most important to them. The headstones are hand carved and decorated in...More

Thank jenna_lou_bd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very unusual place. It is a cemetery where there are visual representations of the deceased with - apparently - amusing, apt comments about the deceased on the painted headstones, unfortunately lost on us English speakers so if you could have a Romanian...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent time in Romania visiting the wooden churches, painted monasteries and staying with Romanian families in their homes thanks to our guide Colin Shaw. Colin brought us here and then visited the home/museum of the artist and woodcarver who started this amazing tradition. So...More

Thank StevePeggy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredible cemetery - have never seen anything like it. The workmanship is very well done and although I cannot read Romanian, I like the idea behind the engravings. I took many pictures to try and translate. Entrance is 10 lei which we found very fair...More

Thank formykids12
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The cemetery of Sapanta, is like a book about the life and death of the villagers. The artisan became the a narrator who got to write the village chronicle. I found this to be so unique and interesting, with the brightly coloured and pictured, wooden...More

Thank 01Dancer
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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.