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Wooden Churches of Maramures
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Wooden Churches of Maramures

Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Romania
These eight churches are outstanding examples of a range of architectural solutions from different periods and areas. They show the variety of designs and craftsmanship adopted in these narrow, high, timber constructions with their characteristic tall, slim clock towers at the western end of the building, either single- or double-roofed and covered by shingles. As such, they are a particular vernacular expression of the cultural landscape of this mountainous area of northern Romania.
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