The world’s Most Beautiful Churches: Viscri Fortified Church, Romania


Our Forefathers Gave Us These – What Do We Give Our Children?

Not a castle; once a chapel; now a church. This place of worship, Lutheran since the Reformation, was initially a chapel, but was turned into a single-nave church in the 16th century. Seven-metre fortifications have surrounded it since the 12th century. The interior is relatively plain, with dark wood wall panelling, bare pews and a narrow aisle. Viscri, where the church can be found, in Transylvania, forms part of the “Romanian villages with fortified churches” Unesco World Heritage Site. Always small, Viscri is even today home to no more than 500 people

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