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The Merry Cemetery

Sapanta, Romania

Wellcome to the Merry Cemetery!

We invite you to visit an unusual cemetery in the village of Sapanta, Maramures County, a region where the tradition is still alive. Being famous for its colourful tombstones, you have the opportunity to meet the naive painting, describing in a very original and poetical manner the persons that are buried there as well as scenes from their lives.

The Merry Cemetery became an open-air museum and a international tourist attraction, based on the belief of the immortality of the soul and the fact  that death is a moment filled with joy and anticipation for a better life. The visit of this place will let you meet this special technique of decorating the tombstones directly from the artist.

So, take your time to smile and to enjoy a unique kind of art!



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