Inscribed 2013. Situated in the eastern fringe of Central Europe, the transnational property numbers a selection of sixteen
(churches). They were built of horizontal wooden logs between the 16
centuries by communities of Orthodox and Greek Catholic faiths. The
bear testimony to a distinct building tradition rooted in Orthodox ecclesiastic design interwoven with elements of local tradition, and symbolic references to their communities’ cosmogony. The
are built on a tri-partite plan surmounted by open quadrilateral or octagonal domes and cupolas. Integral to
are iconostasis screens, interior polychrome decorations, and other historic furnishings. Important elements of some
include wooden bell towers, churchyards, gatehouses and graveyards.