Monastery Barsana

Built in 1720, the wooden church of Barsana owes its name to “barsan”, local shepherds breeding long hair sheep. The church was initially part of a much older monastery and it was used for monastic purposes until 1791 when the monastery was closed.

Later on, in 1806, the villagers decided to move the old church to its current location. The church is built in thick beams of oak and lays on a foundation of massive blocks of stone; it has a rectangular plan, with a polygonal chancel apse, which is slightly narrower than the main body of the building. A not very tall tower rises above the narthex giving the church a graceful air. Inside the church you can see impressive frescoes with baroque and rococo influences. The church small museum displays an impressive collection of glass icons and old religious books.