They call them “the sleeping beauties” or “the sleeping princesses.”
I have no clue why or who started this metaphor, but if you look at them, you have to agree: they have a “je ne sais quoi”, a royal beauty with their slim tall towers and their delicate bodies.
It’s almost a wonder that they’ve resisted time and weather.
The Wooden Churches of Maramures are part of the UNESCO’s world heritage since 1999.
No wonder: take a look at their stunning beauty, the superb craftsmanship that gives them this noble allure and behold their uniqueness.
Maramures is one of the few places in Romania where traditions are still kept and respected, as they were hundreds of years ago.
You can still see people dressed the way their ancestors used to, you can still hear the “doina” (Romanian folkloric ballad) and see the “hora” (a traditional Romanian dance that gathers everyone into a big closed circle).
Maramures is not only a tourist attraction: it’s the very symbol of Romanian tradition and continuity.