About The Wooden Church of Barsana
Located on the valley of Iza River, the Wooden Church of Barsana was built in 1720, to replace an older one burnt down by the Tartars 3 years before. The Legend says here it used to be the cemetery for the plague victims that were buried in a hurry, without religious services. Thus, the relocated of the church to this place was considered to be a necessity for the souls of the dead to find their rest.
The Wooden Church of Barsana was built from wooden beams arranged according to the Blockbau system. The mural paintings were made in 1806 by Toader Hodor, from Viseul de Mijloc, Maramures County, reflecting Roccoco and Baroque style influences.
Photos by Cosmin Danila