St. Margaret Church, Medias

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St. Margaret's Church (Biserica Sfânta Margareta; Margarethenkirche) is a Lutheran church, located at 1 Piața Castelului in the historic town center of Mediaș (Mediasch), Sibiu County, in the Transylvania region of Romania.The present, late Gothic structure was built between 1437 and 1488 by the ethnic German Transylvanian Saxon community at a time when the area belonged to the Kingdom of Hungary. Consecrated as a Roman Catholic church, with St Margaret of Antioch as its patron saint, it became Lutheran following the Reformation.St. Margaret's church is located at the center of a large church fortress. About 150 of these buildings still exist in Transylvania. Seven of these villages with fortified churches are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is listed as a historic monument by Romania's Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs.
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  • One of the many fortified churches in southern Transylvania, the biggest of them, preserved well after hundred of years.  more »
  • Definitely confirm the historical legacy of this city, as a rich, important commercial center on Târnava valley. Located on the road between Sibiu and Sighișoara, in a region of wine production, the....  more »
  • Its one of the most attractions of the square when you arrived is a beautiful tower and the church we paid to get in but i have to said wish to take you to the tower but Not? Yes it need a bit of...  more »
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  • Loved the local guide. A most charming, knowledgeable and kind elderly gentleman. I was lucky to meet him. And here's a message to all the visitors: please take your time and ask for more stories, if possible. It's such a shame when groups come in for only 10 minutes.
  • A interesting church and fortification with the leaning tower of Medias, if you have the time do visit
  • The church is amazing, it has a most special atmosphere. The surroundings are also kept in beautiful condition. I especially appreciate the toilets available to the visitors. There is a little shop where you can buy postcards, books, souvenirs, but also the tickets needed to visit the church. If I remember well, one ticket was 7 RON. Visiting ends at 19:00.
  • Nice place full of history. A location that needes to be visited in Medias.
  • Beautiful lutheran church in a pleasant old town.

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