Corina Matei
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2018-07-22 20:50:29

Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches

[cultural] [ historic , architectonic , medieval , rural , heritage UNESCO , educational ]

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224 RON
10
Difficulty

Accessibility
family

Theme

Fortified churches from Transylvania, UNESCO world heritage

When to visit

Anytime

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Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches

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Fortified Church of Prejmer Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches

Fortified Church of Prejmer

[landmark] [heritage UNESCO]

10.0 RON

Description

The largest fortified church in southeastern Europe, Prejmer was built by Teutonic knights in 1212-1213. In the powerful surrounding walls you will find the rooms where the locals hide when the village was under attack. Historical records attest that in its 500 years of existence, the fortress was besieged 50 times.

Feelings

I think it is the most beautiful fortress I've visited!

Program

May 1 to October 31: Tuesday – Friday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday: closed November 1 to April 30: Tuesday – Sunday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday: closed

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Fortified Church of Prejmer Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
Fortified Church of Prejmer Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
Fortified Church of Prejmer Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
Fortified Church of Prejmer Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
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Road to Viscri Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches

Road to Viscri

[information] [road]

Description

In July 208, the road was not finished yet. It is pretty uncomfortable. It is not dangerous, but take care at the pits!
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Viscri Fortified Church Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches

Viscri Fortified Church

[landmark] [heritage UNESCO]

10.0 RON

Description

It was built by the ethnic German Transylvanian Saxon community at a time when the area belonged to the Kingdom of Hungary. This is a unique gothic church.

Recommendations

Visit also the village, Price Charles felt in love with it!

Program

April - September 10.00 – 13.00; 15.00- 18.00.

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Viscri Fortified Church Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
Viscri Fortified Church Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
Viscri Fortified Church Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
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Hanul Cetății Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches

Hanul Cetății

[food and beverages] [restaurant]

35.0 RON

Description

Good food, nice garden

warnings

The average price per meal.

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Hanul Cetății Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
Saschiz Fortified Church Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches

Saschiz Fortified Church

[landmark] [heritage UNESCO]

6.0 RON

Description

The monument is very impressive due to its sheer size and the way the fortifying elements have been adapted to the shape of a church building

Program

Wednesday-Monday: 10.00-18.00

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Saschiz Fortified Church Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
Saschiz Fortified Church Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
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Dârjiu Fortified Church Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches

Dârjiu Fortified Church

[landmark] [heritage UNESCO]

10.0 RON

Description

Initially Roman Catholic, it became Unitarian following the Reformation. The church is noted for its interior frescoes, and together with the surrounding village, forms part of the villages with fortified churches in Transylvania UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Dârjiu Fortified Church Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
Dârjiu Fortified Church Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
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Valea Viilor Fortified Church Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches

Valea Viilor Fortified Church

[landmark] [heritage UNESCO]

8.0 RON

Description

The whole area is included in UNESCO due to the fortified church. It preserves its beauty from the 1400s.

Program

Monday-Saturday: 9.00-12.00, 14.00-17.00 But you can call if you arrive later.

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Valea Viilor Fortified Church Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
Valea Viilor Fortified Church Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
Valea Viilor Fortified Church Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
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Axente Sever Fortified Church Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches

Axente Sever Fortified Church

[landmark] [castle / citadel / fortress]

8.0 RON

Description

The church was erected in the early 14th century and fortified later on. This was also a shelter during invasions and a cereals and meat storehouse.

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Axente Sever Fortified Church Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
Axente Sever Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches

Axente Sever

[accommodation] [guest house]

70.0 RON

Description

Sleep in a fortress? Why not?!

warnings

Price per person per night. Bathroom in the room.

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Axente Sever Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
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Axente Sever Fortress' Museum Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches

Axente Sever Fortress' Museum

[landmark] [museum]

7.0 RON

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Axente Sever Fortress' Museum Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
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Biertan Fortified Church Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches

Biertan Fortified Church

[landmark] [heritage UNESCO]

10.0 RON

Description

One of the biggest churches and the first fortified church in Transylvania added to UNESCO world heritage site.

Program

Tuesday-Sunday 10.00-13.00, 14.00-19.00, Exception: Saturday, 10.00-13, 14.00-17.00

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Biertan Fortified Church Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
Biertan Fortified Church Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
Biertan Fortified Church Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
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Câlnic Fortified Church Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches

Câlnic Fortified Church

[landmark] [heritage UNESCO]

10.0 RON

Description

The fortress is a delightful beauty that preserves the atmosphere of the old times. It was built by a nobleman whose family later sold it to the local ethnic German Transylvanian Saxon community at a time when the area belonged to the Kingdom of Hungary. When still used for defensive purposes, the double walls encompassed a residential keep, storerooms and a Roman Catholic chapel that became Lutheran following the Reformation. Together with the surrounding village, the citadel forms part of the villages with fortified churches in Transylvania UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Program

Monday-Sunday 10.00–17.00 (winter) 9.00–19.00 (summer)

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Câlnic Fortified Church Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
Câlnic Fortified Church Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
Câlnic Fortified Church Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
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Old Town of Sibiu Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches

Old Town of Sibiu

[landmark] [old town]

Description

One of the most spectacular Old Towns from Romania

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Old Town of Sibiu Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
Crama Veche Sibiu Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches

Crama Veche Sibiu

[food and beverages] [restaurant]

40.0 RON

Description

Good&traditional food.

warnings

Cost: average meal/person.

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Crama Veche Sibiu Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
Donuterie Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches

Donuterie

[food and beverages] [cake and icecream]

Description

Want some energy! Here it is!

warnings

These donuts are addictive!

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Donuterie Transylvania's UNESCO Fortified Churches
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Statistics


1,096m

78m

1,018m

20,062m

1,001km

26:26 h

Means of transport

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992.7km
1,017.5m
19:26 h
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5.8km
284.5m
07:00 h