Transylvania Beyond

The Wooden Church of Sarbi Susani

Transylvania Beyond
The Wooden Church of Sarbi Susani

The charming little village of Sârbi, in the commune of Budești, Maramureș County, boasts two very old wooden churches: one in the „medieval” part of the village, Sârbi Josani (“Lower Sârbi”) and the other in Sârbi Susani (“Upper Sârbi”). The latter, currently listed as a historical monument, was erected in about 1639 and dedicated to Saint Parascheva. The expenses were mainly supported by a few noble families from the upper part of the village, but even so the church was initially built without iron hinges, glass windows and bells, since these were unaffordable at that time.

READ MORE