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“Transylvania at it's best!”

Biertan Fortified Church
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Biertan
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Stafford, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Transylvania at it's best!”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

If you want to experience and see the real Transylvania, you have to take a side trip to see the Biertan Fortified Church. An imposing sight overlooking the village, the Biertan Fortified Church is a historic marvel with Gothic architecture and a beautiful interior. You can feel the history when you tour the inside of the church. Don't forget to see the ante chamber to the left of the alter area where stories of villagers having been tried during the "Inquisition" were convened. Check out the door lock, what a complicated affair. You can't miss seeing this hidden gem!

Visited September 2013
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Sao Paulo, SP
Level 6 Contributor
86 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Becoming one again”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

It is a Gothic-slyle fortified church, located in Biertan. It is one of the largest and best-know in Trasylvania and it is also a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE.

Worth visiting the curious marriage tower, where couples willing to divorce were locked together in a cell and forced to share every: one spoon, one chair, one bed (no knifes!… till they became one again.

Visited May 2013
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Attractive History”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

The fortified church is well preserved. I liked the multitude of interesting facts that you could discover: complex locking, divorce room, flags history, clown, etc.

Visited August 2013
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Terrace, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
“Fortified church”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

Highly interesting and well maintained. The inner wall is a series of rooms that are numbered and correspond to the number on a village home. During times of war people would simply come to their room which would have everything they need inside already. It is the best example of a fortified church that we saw.

Visited August 2013
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Tashkent
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

A bit of a walk up the stairs to this beautiful and historic fortress/church. Well worth it however. The views are amazing, the buildings appear to have been restored really well.

Visited August 2013
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