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Discover a peculiar collection of painted wooden headstones that tell the stories of the deceased at Merry Cemetery. The character of the person buried under the headstone is depicted in a naïve painting, as well as poetically described in a funny epitaph. In the local Dacian culture, death is a joyful moment filled with anticipation for a better afterlife. Local artist Stan Ioan Pătraş is said to have sculpted the first wooden tombstone and carved the first epitaph in 1935. Try to find a local guide who can translate the writings on the headstones for you. Make Merry Cemetery part of your personalized Sapanta itinerary using our Sapanta trip itinerary planner.
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Cimitirul Vesel (a.k.a. Merry Cemetery) memorializes the lives of departed Săpânţa villagers. The crowded cemetery is adjacent to the village church. More than 800 wooden crosses bear the life... more »
You should go!! The cemetery is very beautiful and interesting, near are shops and restaurants where you can eat traditional food. The soup was delicious also the pie!! I recommend more »
Yeah - it's just a cemetery ... maybe. I've visited a number of historic sites/churches/mosques/synagogues/buildings but this place is unique. One of my favorite all-time, unexpected treasures. If you go, make sure to understand what each of the inscriptions are.
Unique place,not just the cemetery but the town too.Unique places which you rarely see nowadays.
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