Negresti-Oas s a multi-confessional and multicultural city. The religious edifices of the city are the trademarks of a religious path that denotes the local people’s rich spiritual life.
Negresti-Oas Orthodox Cathedral
What words can only suggest remains for you to live at Negresti-Oas Orthodox Cathedral, the soul and the shrine of Oas Country. The imposing edifice, having as country fete “All Saints Sunday” is the symbol of the Orthodox believers’ spiritual and cultural unity. The imposing size reminds you of the strength of the Oas people and their ancestors’ strength, and the interior paintings show you how close Oas people are to faith.
The great artist Vasile Pop-Negresteanu painted not just colors, figures of saints in the shrine but the soul of Oas Country itself: from traditional motifs and symbols, even Negresti stays in miniature at the saints’ feet.
“Our Lady’s Birth” Church, erected in 1847 through the believers’ discretionary contribution. It is a massive construction of quarry partly superior of blue brick. It has just one aisle. Initially covered with furring, since 1902 it is covered with zincked board. The emperor icons were painted by the canonical Mihail Serban from Gherla in 1880. The pulpit was realized in 1913 from carved wood.
The Greek Catholic Church (Unirii street)- the painting was realized by the painter from Baia Mare city, Valentin Muste.
The Greek Catholic Church from the hospital – whose painting was realized by the painter Vasile Pop Negresteanu. “The Last Supper” is remarkable here.
The wooden church „Cuv. Parascheva” (wooden church on Talna)
The construction of the wooden church, placed under the patronage of „Cuvioasa Parascheva and The Romanian Saints”, a symbolic work for both the town and the Oaș Land, started on May 18, 2013 when the foundation stone was laid and was completed in the Centenary Year 2018. Built in Maramureş style by a group of folk craftsmen from Bârsana, it is the first parish wooden church built after a century and a half in the Land of Oaș.