Transylvania Beyond

The Budesti Josani Wooden Church

Transylvania Beyond
The Budesti Josani Wooden Church

The village of Budești, in Maramureș County, northern Romania, hosts a community large enough to have two different parishes, an Orthodox one and a Greek-Catholic one. This division also translates into a geographical one, as the locals differentiate between Budești Susani (which roughly translates as “Upper Budești”) and Budești Josani (“Lower Budești”). The latter is home to a wooden church that is listed as a World Heritage Site. 

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