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The Zosim Oancea Museum of Icons on Glass

Strada Bisericii nr. 329, Sibiel 557234, Romania
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For all art lovers!

This is probably the largest most precious collection of ancient icons painted on glass in the... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2018
Simona A
Pictures on glass

Two floor of pictures on glass, all religious relics not painted by great artist. But interesting... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
Andrew M
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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20 Apr 2018
“For all art lovers!”
12 Sep 2017
“Pictures on glass”
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Strada Bisericii nr. 329, Sibiel 557234, Romania
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

This is probably the largest most precious collection of ancient icons painted on glass in the world, unique.

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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Two floor of pictures on glass, all religious relics not painted by great artist. But interesting to see if passing. Not much else to see in this very quiet village.

Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

A nice overview of the glass icons from Romania. This special way of icon painting is specific for this country.

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Reviewed 14 June 2016

If you would like to see hand made painted christian pictures, then this is the place for you. It is said, the collection is the biggest in europe.

1  Thank ralucaiuliana
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

This little museum contains icons of a religious nature. What is unusual is that they have been painted on glass and therefore on the reverse side. Some paintings involve gold foil. Altogether rather unusual and worth a visit.

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Reviewed 6 October 2015

It's very affordable to visit and interesting that all the works were created by memory from local people. Everything was donated to this museum. The museum is located right next to the /pensiunea-Adriana. It gives an appreciation for some of romanias history and culture

Thank mightygeo
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

whilst appreciating that the icons painted on glass in reverse must have been difficult to execute, I would have welcomed more information on the background and tradition. We were taken by coach but left to wander around on our own. Would have enjoyed the church...More

Thank Bellini6
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Reviewed 7 August 2015

Although we are not knowledgeable enough on icons, it was a pleasure to visit. It gives a good glimpse in Romania's various regions' religious history. The guide was very helpful, not just with information on the museum and the icons, but on the village as...More

Thank S M
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Reviewed 25 July 2015

If you like religious icons then you will like this. It has artwork grouped by the region in Romania that they come from. On the same grounds as the museum you'll notice a white church. This is the true gem of Sibiel and i'm shocked...More

2  Thank Gracie G
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Reviewed 11 July 2015

I like icons, and expected some very fine works of art here, but sadly found the glass to be quite dull and un-inspiring. Many of the icons were cracked and were of a more "primitive" nature to the wooden painted icons that are more familiar...More

3  Thank Tosca1962
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