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Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance

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Str. Corneliu Coposu No. 4, Sighetu Marmatiei 435500, Romania
+40 262 316 848
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All reviews romanian history communist era history lesson guided tour few hours impressive museum english speakers anti communist eastern europe prison cell piece of history communist times three floors young people different aspects overwhelming experience museum tells
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Are you kidding 9.30 - 18.30, it doesn't look like it's been opened since communist finished in 1989

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Steve B
Reviewed 25 September 2018

A comprehensive and well laid out museum however English speakers are at a severe disadvantage as there is no English signage. Each room had some leaflets of explanation provided in German and French but no English.At the end we found a shop and were able...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank hamilstra
Reviewed 3 September 2018

The museum shows the horrors and thcrimes commited by comunists without hate only facts and figures. Eachcell of the former prison ihas a theme,

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Baltescu
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

I was only a kid when they opened this museum, and I heard an old ex-con from this prison, who was an anti-communist dissident, that it is nice the authorities created this memorial, but it is too nice and reconditioned in comparison with what he...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Mihai Ioan A
Reviewed 29 August 2018

This museum is located around 100 Kms from Satu Mare. We travelled to Sighetu Marmatiei with the sole purpose of visiting this exhibit, and in so doing, had to drive over the Carpathian mountains- which themselves have some glorious views along the way. I was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stephen N
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The foreign travelers have English guides, it is essential to see it if one one wants to understand the terror of the communism in Romania and the consequences of decimating the intellectual and the rebellious peasants who built Romania before 1945. A plastic reminder of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Irina B
Reviewed 21 August 2018

It worth the visit just do it - hard to find on GPS but the results are satisfactory and the effort deserves, those years were very heavy for the romanians.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tipa M
Reviewed 19 August 2018

If you want to touch the dirty secrets of communist times in Romania then you have to see this place. Horrifying experience and feelings.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Cucu L
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Amuseum dedicated to the tragedy of those who were repressed by the communists. The museum tells the tragedy of both commoners as well as elite who were persecuted by the communist regime. Impressive is the courtyard, the chapel and the cells. The stories depicted are...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Daniel V
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Though the former Sighet prison exhibits are mostly in Romanian, all of the presentations have been very well done, and translations in many languages are available. Important to visit this site to truly understand the history and oppression this country endured.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Kimberly M
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