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Valenii Somcutei Church

Maramures Map - Valenii Somcutei

Year built: 17th century
Location: The village of Vălenii Şomcutei is about 30 km south of Baia Mare taking the E58 to Somcuta Mare and a small country road towards southwest from there.
Summary: The church of the Holy Archangels is in the middle of the village, surrounded by a cemetery.

Valenii Somcutei - Maramures

The Church of the Holy Archangels in Valenii Somcutei seen from southwest. It is easy to notice that the porch was added at a later stage.

The church was probably built at the end of the 17th century, as its original form with the entrance on the south façade is an indication of its age.
Now, in the place of the first door is a window, but the old frame carved with crosses is still in place. The porch was added in 1845, and the entrance was moved to the west façade.
The enlarged semicircular windows are framed with carved scrolls. The east apse window is unique: four arrowhead-shaped slits pierce one of the logs forming the St. Andrew’s cross.

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