Bârsana attractions

Monastery in Bârsana

Bârsana Monastery

This enormous all-wooden Orthodox monastic complex counts some 10 massive buildings atop a steep hill, including a beautiful church built in 1993, and is a popular Maramureş pilgrimage site. Check out the small muse…
Arts Centre in Bârsana


Not a gallery as such but a garden workshop, this place is operated by master artisan Ioan Bârsan, who whittles wood and produces everything from life-size bears to the ubiquitous carved wooden entrance gates. Defin…
Church in Bârsana

Bârsana Church

Bârsana's Unesco-listed wooden church, which contains interior paintings by local masters Hodor Toador and Ion Plohod, dates to 1720. It is signposted 700m up the hill to the north from the centre of the village.