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Biertan Fortified Church, Biertan
Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Biertan Fortified Church houses a rare example of a medieval "matrimonial prison," in which couples were confined for two weeks before they could end their marriage. The church belongs to the group of Transylvania villages with fortified churches that are listed as a World Heritage Site. The church building, surrounded by three rows of fortifications and nine gate towers, stands high on a hillock, offering views over the village, valleys, vineyards, and forests. Notice the 16th-century frescos on the southern tower, as well as the wooden bell tower on the north. The mausoleum tower houses the tombstones of the Saxon priest who built the church between 1486 and 1524.The interior features a carved stone pulpit and an altarpiece with 28 panels. Look for the intarsia door of the sacristy with a complex lock, exhibited at the 1889 World's Fair in Paris. To visit Biertan Fortified Church on your holiday in Biertan, and find out what else Biertan has to offer, use our Biertan travel itinerary maker.
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For the best fairytale pictures come early in the morning and climb the hill.We are not early people, so we were there about 5pm.
האיזור צפונית וצפונית מזרחית לסיהוי משןפע המספר רב שלכנסיות סקסונית מבותרות.אחת הגדולות ןהמשומרות היא כנסית בריאטאן.הסגנון הוא רומנסקיי והתכנון שהוא מלאכת מחשבת אסרטגית שקד על אינטגרציה מכסימלית בין ה... read more »
I visited here for a day trip from Sighisoara. It's an old church which was built hundreds of years ago. Even if it's a highly valuable heritage of Romania, not that many visitors come here. And it do... read more »
Great example of a fortified church that is 'castle-like'. Learn about medieval history and the churches role...
Fantastic fortified church in a beautiful village. Dont miss the lock of the sacristy, the towers and the house for couples wanting to divorce.
We had a guided tour with Emmanuel and it was AWESOME.
Unul din simbolurile Transilvaniei medievale.
Nice place with a good view over the region. Unfortunately all the towered were closed and we could only see the yard and the main hall of the church.
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