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Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance

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Address: Str. Corneliu Coposu No. 4, Sighetu Marmatiei 435500, Romania
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+40 262 316 848
09:30 - 18:30
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An extremely well put together memorial for the victims of the communist regime of Romania. Not a fun activity, and some might find the experience disturbing, but an important... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
David L
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There is an audio intro in English. And one of the videos on the bottom floor has English subtitles. A woman gave me a booklet of English summaries of the Romanian info in each of the cells. But it's frustrating that the cells' particulars are not translated into English as I could have spent hours reading the histories involved. Strangely,... More 

Thank genibre69
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An extremely well put together memorial for the victims of the communist regime of Romania. Not a fun activity, and some might find the experience disturbing, but an important place that is well needed. The museum uses the old prison cells as display rooms, mainly based on different themes, such as suppression of religion, the intelligentsia, etc. There is limited... More 

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Toulon, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit in this memorial give you a strong feeling. You can feel the horrible conditions people have been leaving during the Communism... It is important to have such a Memorial in order to remember the past and avoid to repeat the mistakes which have been made

Thank Huart C
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to the Memorial is surely not a fun activity, but rather an educational one. It is essential to understand how the recent history of Romania has shaped the present and more importantly, it is essential that we all know what happend in the communist era and try our best never to let such things happen again. Coming here... More 

Thank Andreea G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The feelings you experience there are unique. Knowing that the elite people of Romania was imprisoned, tortured and killed on communism period, makes you sad, but in the same time it gives you hope that there are people ready to fight for freedom, ideas and goals. The "Memorial" was a prison that time, but now it's a museum. Almost every... More 

Thank MNG L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Words can not describe the essence! To understand you have to go there and see. I fully recommend to go and visit one of the most terrible communist jails in Romania !

Thank Oscar N
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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

This is a must see, both for building itself and for the story behind it. The place is very organised despite the low ticket price.

Thank Irina M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The original prison building was used to display both visual displays and historical records of this Communistic Period and each opf the prisoners was recognized and their story told. It was emotionally moving especially to read of the tortures used and the school children who were interrogated.The memorial statue in the courtyard truly summarized the horror and sadness of the... More 

Thank Joyce S
Timisoara, Romania
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I was here with my wife and we spent a couple of hours. It's said to find out how comunism destroyed the lifes of so many people. We were really said for some time after the visit, learning all those things. A nice place to visit if you want to know more about people from Maramureș (and more) that suffered... More 

Thank stormhold7
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I was amazed by this museum! Standing on the ground of so much history... It used to be communist jail from the late 40's to mid 50's, where many of the academics, actors, students, professors and notable writers were imprisoned, entire families...Many of these people ended their lives here. It is so sad walking around the place, entering the cells... More 

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