The village of Botiza also has a wooden church, possibly more authentic than some of the UNESCO-listed ones in Maramures
Botiza is first and foremost a pretty village, full of wooden houses and barns. The wooden church – this one not on the UNESCVO list – is being restored, and looks very impressive from the outside. There are few remaining frescoes inside, mostly linked to the iconostasis, and their expression is very faint – obviously, these have not been maintained like others in the area, ‘maintained’ perhaps being the term for touching up the frescoes to make them look brighter.
It is interesting to see this church, possibly one of the most authentic in its kind, even though the inside is definitely less spectacular than some of the others.