We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Merry Cemetery of Sapanta

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Sapanta Romania, Sapanta 437305, Romania
Phone Number:
+40 262 372 357
Website
Description:

A fascinating collection of unique wooden headstones that immortalize...

A fascinating collection of unique wooden headstones that immortalize details about the deceased.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 341 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 140
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Colourful Cementery

This visit should not be lost where you can see and appreciate the job made by that craftsman and author of such a wonderful legacy of artcraft.

Reviewed yesterday
Carrasco77
,
Bucharest, Romania
Add Photo Write a Review

341 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 230: English reviews
Level Contributor
114 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Always listed in the highlights of visiting Romania, perhaps my expectations were subsequently too high. However, while the colourful cemetery is worth seeing as a curiosity, it seemed that once you have got the joke, it is the same thing repeated again and again. You will need a translator if you aren't a Romanian speaker, and perhaps part of the... More 

Helpful?
Thank David L
Bucharest, Romania
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This visit should not be lost where you can see and appreciate the job made by that craftsman and author of such a wonderful legacy of artcraft.

Helpful?
Thank Carrasco77
Level Contributor
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Merry Cemetery of Sapanța – Maramures is the best place to go if you want to see the quality of the Romanian creative expression through wood art.

Helpful?
Thank Razv A
Israel
Level Contributor
208 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We arrived on Easter so the place was full of visitors. There are about 800 tombs there, which are painted in colors and each has a rhymed inscription describing the life or death of the person. Some of the tombs are marked with numbers, so I assume there must be an organized explanation.

Helpful?
Thank wisniak
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Consider spending about half an hour. We were in March, and it was empty, but I guess during peak time it is a huge problem for parking.

Helpful?
Thank tourist10
Lehigh Valley, PA
Level Contributor
36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cemetery is larger than I expected and ever growing. I enjoyed looking for humorous grave markers I had seen on American travel shows. This is one of the best attractions in Maramureș in my opinion.

Helpful?
Thank MGStickler
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I've been there in august 2015. They made us pay some RONs at the entrance, as i remember, and they were less gravestones that were that funny, most of them only rhymed and told some things from the life of the one that passed away. True, the gravestones are nicely painted, and they are still using the cemetery for burrying... More 

Helpful?
Thank Poliana D
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The location is good but unfortunately the church is under construction for more than 8 years. When ready, it will look gorgeous. I think the entry fee is not required

Helpful?
Thank Oscar N
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Well I have my friends to tell me some good stories.. they should translate some of the stories for the visitors to know what is going on with the story... but everything was fine all the people around are very nice!

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Tonsberg, Norway
Level Contributor
47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The Merry Cemetery is a place to visit due to all the beautiful carved blue wooden crosses. Definitely a place to visit if you are up in the very north part of Maramures.

Helpful?
Thank WillyFredriksen

Travellers who viewed Merry Cemetery of Sapanta also viewed

 
Baia Sprie, Maramures County
Baia Mare, Maramures County
 

Been to Merry Cemetery of Sapanta? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Merry Cemetery of Sapanta and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question
Sydney, Australia
Sydney, Australia
over a year ago
Tracy, California
Bromley, United Kingdom
over a year ago

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Merry Cemetery of Sapanta staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?