Many of the 53 political and religious prisoners executed in the prison that now houses the Memorial Museum to the Victims of Communism and to the Resistance were buried without markers in this cemetery, which is also called the Necropolis of the Tombless. Climb the modern tower to view the map of Romania traced out in hedges and trees. The cemetery is about 2.5km west of the centre.
Nearby Maramureş attractions
1. Hungarian Reformed Church
Built in Gothic style in the mid-12th century, this church is the oldest structure in Sighet.
2. Roman Catholic Church
Dedicated to St Charles Borromeo, this baroque church dates back to 1783.
3. Monument to Holocaust Victims
This monument to the 38,000 Jews from Maramureş and surrounding areas slaughtered in WWII Nazi extermination camps was erected in 1947.
4. Jewish Cemetery
Organise visits to the cemetery through the Jewish Community Centre. To reach the cemetery from Str Gheorghe Şincai in the centre follow Str Izei for a…
5. Maramureş Ethnographic Museum
One of three branches of the Maramureş Museum – the others are the Elie Wiesel Memorial House and the Village Museum – this ethnographic museum displays…
6. Jewish Community Centre
Next door to the Sephardic synagogue is this Jewish Community Centre, where you can also arrange to visit the town’s Jewish Cemetery.
7. Sephardic Synagogue
Sighet’s only remaining synagogue is north of Piaţa Libertăţii. It was built in the Moorish-Renaissance style in 1904. You can look around for free, but…
8. Memorial Museum to the Victims of Communism & to the Resistance
A prison for political prisoners right up to 1974 has reopened as the Memorial Museum to the Victims of Communism and to the Resistance. Photographs and…