A true masterpiece of folk art, the wooden church in the village of Beznea dominates the surroundings. Dating from 1723, the place is considered to be the largest wooden church in Bihor County.

The abundant construction elements prove the mastery of those who built the place. The vaulted ceiling has a lot of carved details. The door of the church and the foot of the altar table are also of a special beauty. A continuous, embossed belt surrounds the church.

The entrance porch welcomes its visitors, displaying many elements of traditional wooden architecture and introduces them to the world of rural Orthodox spirituality.

The small windows, cut in wood, leave a little light inside, enough to increase the mystery of the connection of this world with the divinity.

The interior, whose painting has been largely lost, is adorned with many traditional towels. Here and there, the faces of saints can also be seen and, in the altar, the crucifixion sequence, as well as the painting on the iconostasis, made on canvas. The beautiful royal doors, perforated and decorated with medallions, have also been preserved.

The visit must be scheduled, in advance, with the parish priest, Ion Cohuț, at +40 769 420 142.

Access

By car:

On the route Oradea – Cluj (E60)
Borod – Beznea

On the route Oradea – Deva (E 79)
Beiuș – Delani – Petreasa – Remetea – Căbești – Roșia – Damiș – Bratca – Beznea

 

Cu trenul:

Pe ruta Cluj – Oradea, prin stația Halta Peștera

Pe jos:

Accesul la peșteră se face pe jos din localitățile Vadu Crișului (1,9 km, traseu punct roșu dublu) sau Șuncuiuș (2,6 km, traseu punct roșu dublu).

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