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Painted Glass Museum

The Zosim Oancea museum of Icons on Glass is today still one of the biggest museums of this type in the world, encompassing over 600 masterpieces of popular art in Transylvania.

Glass painting is an ancient technique, acclaimed to be „a unique fusion of Eastern tradition and Western technique” and has spread in Transylvania since the beginning of 18th century. Glass icons were crafted by peasant painters which dedicated their time after field work to this art. Born out of the faith of the locals, these icons reflect the spirituality of Romanian peasants at that time.

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Location: Strada Bisericii, nr. 329 - RO-557234 Sibiel, jud. Sibiu (Romania)

Nearest Airports: Sibiu, Cluj-Napoca

Planning to visit the Pained Glass Museum? Have a look at our Sibiu tours and also at our Transylvania tours specially tailored by locals.