Săpânţa - Maramureş

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The famous "Merry Cemetery" in village of Săpânţa. The wooden headstones are carved with a scene of the deceased, often the cause of death and witty words. These were started by Stan Ion Păraş (who died in 1977), and is continued by a number of his apprentices. This is now firmly on the tourist route and there are a number of tourist shops appearing in the village. 

 

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