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Romania: New Wooden Churches national cultural tourist route

Romania 27 OCTOBER 2020
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Wooden Churches from Bârsana, Maramures County

Wooden Churches from Bârsana, Maramures County

On 27 October 2020 the Romanian Ministry of Economy, Energy and Business Environment launched a new Cultural Tourist Route. The route, which involves more than 160 places of worship across the country, focusses on Wooden Churches as symbols for Romania’s shared religious and cultural heritage. Along the route, tourists will have the opportunity to learn about ancient traditions, which tell the story of the Romanian folk genius and the nation's unity.

 

The new route about Wooden Churches is one of the national 49 Cultural Tourist Routes recognised by Ministry of Economy, Energy and Business Environment. It includes 10 places of worship in Bihor county, 13 in Cluj county, over 100 wooden churches and monasteries in Maramures county, 10 in Satu Mare county, 16 in Suceava county, 16 in Neamt county, and 2 wooden churches in Mehedinti county.

 

An official launching event was organised by Bihor Management Destination Agency, including the presentation of an audio guide about the wooden church in Crișului valley. The audio guide can be downloaded at the Web page Discover Bihor, it is available in Romanian, English and French.

 

Romania is a member of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe since 2013 and is currently crossed by 7 Cultural Routes certified by the Council of Europe.


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