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Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance

Str. Corneliu Coposu No. 4, Sighetu Marmatiei 435500, Romania
+40 262 316 848
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Eye opening

I remember the fall of the communists in Romania, but what I remember are news reports arriving on... read more

Reviewed yesterday
RogerParkinson
Very special place and the visit will not take a lot of time

A very special place to visit while in Sighetu Marmatiei. The museum is small and well kept. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jerzy J
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Str. Corneliu Coposu No. 4, Sighetu Marmatiei 435500, Romania
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+40 262 316 848
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Reviewed yesterday

I remember the fall of the communists in Romania, but what I remember are news reports arriving on the other side of the world. This highlights what really went on in those dark times. Do see it, but you might need to walk on past...More

Thank RogerParkinson
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very special place to visit while in Sighetu Marmatiei. The museum is small and well kept. The expositions will lead you through a rich history of the facility. I was surprised to see at the wall in the inner yard a plaque in two...More

Thank Jerzy J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we were planning our trip, we knew we wanted to see the memorial and learn more. When I arrived, I was struck by the manner in which the building blends into the neighbourhood from the outside. The tour was well orchestrated, with guide information...More

Thank Jayatche
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

I am 42, I leaved in comunism, but this is horific, what was going on that early years. The cells, the men, did they really do all those things? No humanity át all? And if I ám corect, IT was not the hardest prison. Shocking!!!...More

Thank Budai J
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

a historical landmark/ a must see in Sighetu Marmatiei. the entire town is a sightseeing attraction!

Thank LucianDinu
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

That was a prison in time of communist regime, where suffer a lot of intelectuals and religious peoples that was declared like "enemies" of communist ideology.

Thank Marius P
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

This place surprised me. It is a memorial to the many victims of the communistic era. It is graphic and shows how the people were methodically imprisoned, tortured, and killed. First they did the intellectuals, then anyone suspected of being against the communists. Overall they...More

Thank Ken L
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

A sad remember of a communist prison. The museum also has descriptions in different foring languages

Thank Alexandru R
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

With all due respect to the locals of Sighetu Marmatiei, this is not place I would have expected to have such an excellent museum/memorial. Indeed, I suspect the majority of tourist visitors to the town are merely passing through on the way to somewhere else...More

2  Thank Steve H
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

It was an overwhelming experience. Eversince I started reading books about the awful experiences some people had in communist prisons (Sighet, Pitesti, Targu Ocna, Gherla and so on), I wanted to visit this former prison turned into a memorial. It took us almost 3 hours...More

Thank EugenC
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