In Maramures, "the Land of wood", they are preserved over 40 old wooden churches, some of them erected in XIV-XV centuries. Eight churches are, since 1999, protected by UNESCO World Heritage: Barsana, Poienile Izei, Ieud, Desesti, Budesti, Rogoz, Plopis and Surdesti. Some of them are not easy to find, due to the lack of street signs, and to enter inside it's really hard to find the keys! You'll maybe need explanations about the frescoes, or be curious to know why the families are keeping the same place in the church, from generation to generation, for several centuries! So, I advice you to hire me as guide to visit them. Attention, in some churches you can not take pictures inside! In a average day, you can visit 5 UNESCO churches. I can drive you around, and show you these outstanding examples of wooden architecture, a mixture of Orthodox and Greek-Catholic religious traditions with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque influences, filled by frescoes, wooden and glass icons, rugs and aprons made by local women, each church with its own story, legends and particularity.