Guided tour

Sapanta & Merry Cemetery Walking Tour

Sapanta & Merry Cemetery Walking Tour

From US$ 38.65 per person

Explore the unique Merry Cemetery in Sapanta, Maramures, and the world's tallest wooden monastery, Sapanta Peri.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Romanian
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Visit a unique place full of tombstones carved in wood
  • Experience the Monastery Sapanta, the world's tallest wooden monastery
  • See the memorial house of Stan Ioan Patras, the founder of this unique cemetery in Sapanta
Full description
You’ve never seen anything like this before. In the 1950's, a man by the name of Stan Ioan Patras, a local sculpture, came up with the brilliant idea of carving tombstones in wood and writing a small epitaph on them. He transformed a local custom into a work of art by including small, funny stories of the people who had passed on their epitaphs. In the middle of the cemetery is the Orthodox church, built in the beginning of the 19th century. After exploring this unique place, head down to Sapanta Peri to admire the world's tallest wooden monastery build recently.  Take in the breathtaking views of the scene. Your visit will end at the Stan Ioan Patras memorial house to admire the work of the master himself who created the Merry Cemetery almost 60 years ago.
  • Live guided tour
  • Entry fees
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must fill out a travel information form
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    In front of Cemetery's gate on the right hand side

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    Important information

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    •  Your guide will be holding a sign so you can recognize him/her

    Product ID: 327576