3    The Fortified Church ofBiertan (Transylvania)

Alexandra Muresan

Biertan has retained its medieval elements which include the church, built in the sixteenth century, a number of old houses around the central square and the triple layer fortification of the church, one of the best preserved in Europe, which still stands in its original urban context (World Heritage List, 1996)

Keywords: Biertan fortified church Transylvania Romania

Location grid reference: 46°8'5"N 24°31'18"E

World Heritage List Inclusion date: 1993

Summary

The Fortified Church of Biertan, which was once the most important Protestant Episcopal centre in Transylvania, is now a valuable religious, architectural and historic monument of European cultural heritage. The Cathedral ...

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