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Romania, Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania

 Posted by , last edited on February 01, 2014 at 10:53:12

Location Counties of Alba, Brasov, Harghita, Mureş, Sibiu, Region of Transylvania, Romania
Coordinates N46 8 9 E24 46 23
Property 553 ha
Date of Inscription 1993

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/596 )

These Transylvanian villages with their fortified churches provide a vivid picture of the cultural landscape of southern Transylvania. The seven villages inscribed, founded by the Transylvanian Saxons, are characterized by a specific land-use system, settlement pattern and organization of the family farmstead that have been preserved since the late Middle Ages. They are dominated by their fortified churches, which illustrate building styles from the 13th to the 16th century.

The list

Biertan, Sibiu Fortified church, Biertan
Câlnic, Alba Câlnic fortress, fortified church of Câlnic
Dârjiu, Harghita Unitarian Church, village of Dârjiu
Prejmer, Braşov Prejmer Fortress with the fortified Church
Saschiz, Mureş Fortified church of Saschiz
Valea Viilor, Sibiu Fortified church of Valea Viilor
Viscri, Braşov Viscri fortified church

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