Fortified church, Saschiz

Saschiz Fortified Church is one of the 25 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Romania

The Evangelical Church of Saschiz was built between 1493 and 1496 by Saxon colonists. 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. From the outside, the church appears to be a bulwark, but its defensive role is surpassed by the beauty of its gothic elements: huge arches, massive buttresses and decorative stone and brick aspects. Due to the significant distance between the center of the village and the hill on which a Saxon fortress was built in 1496, the fortified Evangelical church became the main refuge for the inhabitants of Saschiz during invading raids.

  • turnul bisericii evanghelice din Saschiz
  • Saschiz
  • I/XII : Ces sites villageois et leurs églises fortifiées
  • Turnul bisericii din Saschiz
  • Keisd - Szászkézd - Saschiz
  • turnul cu ceas SASCHIZ-KEISD
  • Stephanskirche...Biserica evanghelică fortificată din Saschiz sau " Siebenkirchen "
  • Szászkézd
  • Saschiz
  • Biserica in Saschiz

Country:
Romania
Rating:
1
Latitude:
46,1941945
Longitude:
24,9600764
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