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Viscri

Bunestih, Brasov, Romania
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Ranked #4 of 32 Attractions in Brasov
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Denham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Getting to this fortified church is a battle as the roads are full of holes, but once you arrive in the village it is like a step back in time. The church and museum on site are worth the drive. There is an uphill walk to the church.

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Ra'anana, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Viscri is a mix of old and new, the old fortified Church and inner yard, many old ill maintained country homes, few renovated up to date villas etch. This village is similar to many other Saxon villages in Transilvania, however became famous because of Prince Charles investment. Most of this village inhabitants today are of the Roma ppl , a... More

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Galati, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Viscri looks like another peace of planet... After 7km on a country gravel road, you end up in most recent refugee place of Prince Charles! Viscri is already a World Heritage Site, and heavenly tourist atraction!

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Brasov, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

a really cool place to visit, very old but incredibly well preserved; all the rooms opened for the public, although a little dangerous, but totally worth it. Very nice view from the top of the tallest tower, close to nature, visitors can see bought inside and outside of the building.

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Quiet and traditional village with fascinating architecture and an interesting fortified church. Geese wandering about, friendly dogs, peaceful atmosphere.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We stayed the night in Viscri as part of an Intrepid Tour and glad we did. It is such a unique experience and rather than just passing thru it was lovely to be part of the evening and early morning towns everyday happenings. Just watching the cows, goats, horses and donkey returning from the fields to their respective homes early... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We saw the Prience Charles house only from outside. Instead, we visited the church from the vilage, which is small but very nice. The roads are not wery well paved, with some portions of dust.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This little village is easy to miss but is well worth the short detour from the main road. It has a lovely church and community centre but just seeing the rural way of life and local houses is an experience. we bought a picnic from the local shop - limited selection - and had local cheese from the visiting farmer.... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Very nice place to visit in one morning. There is a lady at the door who is more than willing to share the place's history with the visitors. The road until there not so good, need to drive carefully.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

After being underwhelmed by the displays at some tourist sites, the fortified church at Viscri was a pleasant surprise. Not only for the Saxon architecture and views, but tourists were allowed to climb ladders and walk on wooden floors. Each floor visited has displays of life in Viscri, with archive photos, books, weaving and agricultural tools and other memorabilia. After... More

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