Bucovina & Maramures

Located in the northern side of Romania, these two historical regions, pride themselves on a collection of 16 attractions which form part of a UNESCO world heritage site. A journey through Bucovina and Maramureş opens a window into Romanian culture, spirituality and history.

Although it has been an old tradition of building wooden churches throughout Eastern Europe, by far the most spectacular examples are found in the beautiful, isolated region of Maramureş from northern Romania.

While Maramureş gained its fame for the wooden churches proclaimed as masterpieces of religious art and architecture, Bucovina is known for its painted monasteries, unique for the exterior frescoes painted with colors very well preserved along the years and representing passages from the Bible.