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About Wooden Church from Sarbi Susani

The Sarbi Susani church stands in the village of Sarbi, in the region of Maramures, in Romania. This church is representative for the oldest wooden churches of Maramures, with only one level of eaves.

Wooden Church of Sarbi Susani is a historical monument from 1955.

The wooden church from Sarbi Susani, was dendrochronologically dated from the winter 1638-39, i.e. the moment the timbers were felled; thus the construction might have taken place during 1639 or very soon after that.

The best preserved portal in Maramures which entirely displays the high professional grade of a church carpenter is in Sarbi Susani.

Among the various designs recorded on the portals around Maramures this is without any doubt the most intricate and rich in details known. Due to its rich symbolism it needs three levels of reading: descriptive, mythological and Christian.

The distinctive features that immediately attract attention are the moulding rope inclosing an elaborate composition of triple crosses and rosettes of various patterns and sizes.

At the bottom of the village, on the site of the medieval Sarbi settlement, is a wooden church from 1685, known as Sarbi Josani.

Contact and information:

Wooden Church from Sarbi Susani should not be confused with the Wooden Church from Sarbi Josani

Address: Sarbi, Budesti, Maramures

Opening hours: Daily

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