Fortified Church location: Viscri village

The UNESCO World Heritage Site in the village of Viscri (Deutsch Weisskirch in German or Szaszfeheregyhaza in Hungarian) is one of the most picturesque fortified churches in Transylvania. Built in the 12th century, replacing an ancient Romanic church constructed by the Szeklers, it was fortified in the 15th century. The 3m thick church tower is the oldest of all its towers and it was fortified in several stages. In the 16th century, two bastions and two towers were added to the church, as well as a second precinct wall, later in the 18th century.

Viscri lies 16 km north-west of Rupea, in Brasov county.

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