Highly necessary project for 60 wooden churches in northern Oltenia and southern Transylvania

Discover the churches

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The programme “60 wooden churches” is carried out in association with the Romanian Order of Architects and the Pro Patrimonio Foundation and its objective is to save and preserve the rural heritage from northern Oltenia and southern Transylvania. It consists of wooden cemetery churches, partially or completely abandoned, all of which are classified as historic monuments, dating from the 17th to the 19th century

The project began in 2009 and is carried out with the help of over 100 young people of various professions (architects, restoration artists, engineers, sociologists, etc), most of them volunteers, for specific and precise actions: interventions, documenting, promotion of monitored churches. Since october 2013, the project has benefitted from international support and recognition, having been nominated in the international World Monuments Watch 2014.