By carmen3521
175 days ago

The Peri Monastery in Săpânţa (Romania) - the highest wooden church in the world

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Sapanta Monastery - Peri,
The Peri Sapanta Monastery is one of the most representative worship places for the whole area of Maramures.

It is the tallest wooden church in the world, which made it registered in the Book of Records. is only 800 meters from the border with Ukraine and 25 km from Negresti Oas.

The locker stands out through its impressive height, measuring 78 meters. Thanks to this huge tour, the monastery is visible just 5 km away, being a tourist attraction that triggers the interest of tourists.attracts hundreds of visitors every year. Unfortunately, not as many as it would have liked, although the place is particularly beautiful. The place where it is located is a deondrological park, with 36 tree species and over 1000 secular trees, some even over 300 years old. The church was built according to the UNESCO heritage of the Maramures churches, and is 78 meters high, believed to be the world's tallest wooden church. The information has not been confirmed by an authority in the field, but has never been erased by anyone and its founder, parish priest Grigore Luţai, says that from his knowledge there is no other higher wooden church. "It is unique in its size, by its height. There is no such high church, "he says.

The construction began in 1997, from the priest's desire to do something memorable for his community. "My wish has always been to be the founder, that is to say, of a myrrh church. But God has allowed me to be the founder of this monastery, and this place has always given me a spiritual, Christian breath, especially on the bank of Tisa, "he says. Construction made of over 400 cubic meters of wood The church itself is made of wood, structured on three levels. At the bottom, on the basement, it is built of apparent brick, where jobs are currently occupied. The other two levels are not finished, and there is still money for paintings and finishes. "The top is made of solid wood, there is no such massive church in Europe or the world through its construction, the ladder, the chapel, the height it has - over 400 cubic meters of oak and fir wood - at 78 m height, "the parish priest said, pointing to the use of fir wood for the roof.

Beyond the Tisa bank, the ruins of the former monastery Beyond Tisa, on the current territory of Ukraine, there was a monastery raised by the grandchildren of Dragoş Voda, and for more than 300 years the Maramureş Romanian Episcopate was located here. In 1783 it was destroyed, and the priest Grigore Luţai ordered to make a monastery at Peri. "Beyond Tisa, in the village of Grusevo - before it was called Peri - was the first building of Drăgoşeşti from 1391. There were translated many books of worship, now are the ruins of the former monastery that was destroyed. We wanted to be on the bank of Tisza, a revival of the former Stavropighy, "he explains. The place of the monastery was sanctified in 1991, and in 1997 it was built at the edge of the village of Săpânţa. Currently, the monastery hosts six nuns.

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pufnica Beautiful place
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francisca Nice
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maca1 Nice place beautiful artikle
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soncee Beautiful artikle nice place
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frenchqueen That's an interesting structure for a church. And made of wood too!
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Deliana Sper să ajung și eu acolo într-o zi...Great article!
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Violeta Very nice place
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OlgaLifeLover from wood , OHO ..tnx
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indexer That is very interesting - both the information and the record!
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Mirjana23 Love to know 😊
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