The Wooden Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul between the fence.

Small Wooden Church In Zolt

Published on June 20, 2024 by Zoltan Nyaradi

The small village of Zolt can be found in the Poiana Rusca Mountains, just a short distance from Lake Surduc. The village is home to the charming old wooden church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul situated on its outskirts. I visited Zolt during my return trip from Cornet Waterfall because in order to reach my next objective in the area, I had to drive through the village.

If you are driving from Gladna Romana, as I did, you will have to drive through the village of Zolt in order to visit the church. As you near the outskirts of the village, you will see the old wooden church from the main road. It stands on a small hill in the Orthodox cemetery, right next to the cemetery you will find a small park in case you would like to take a small break.

The cemetery and the wooden church.
The Orthodox cemetery in Zolt with the old wooden church in the background.
Stairs leading to the church.
Stairs leading to the church.
The front of the church.
The front of the small church.
Multiple crosses made from wood.
Multiple wooden crosses on the wall.
Roof made of wooden tiles.
Wooden tiles on the roof.
The village of Zolt.
The village of Zolt.

Where should you go next?

After visiting the small church, I suggest continuing your journey on DC116 to Luncanii de Jos. The road is narrow with many tight curves, so you will need to drive slowly. As you get closer to Luncanii de Sus, you will drive up a large, steep hill. The climb is challenging, but once you reach the top, the view is incredibly beautiful and worth the effort. After that, the road gently slopes down into the valley until you arrive in Luncanii de Jos.

The Poiana Rusca Mountains.
The Poiana Rusca Mountains and the small village of Luncani de Sus.

Once you are Luncanii de Jos I highly recommend you to check out the popular Translucani road which is bascially a smaller version of the Transfagaras road.