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List of fortified churches in Transylvania

Fortified church of Axente Sever
Fortified church of Cristian, Sibiu County
Fortified church of Copșa Mare
Fortified church of Hărman
Hosman and its fortified church
Fortified church of Iacobeni

The following is a list of fortified churches in Transylvania. Southeastern Transylvania in Romania has one of the highest numbers of still-existing fortified churches, which were built during the 13th to 16th centuries, a period during which Transylvania was part of the Kingdom of Hungary and the Ottoman Empire was rising.[1] More than 150 villages in the area count various types of fortified churches, seven of them being included in the UNESCO World Heritage under the name of Villages with fortified churches in Transylvania.


List of Saxon towns and villagesEdit

The following is a list of Transylvanian Saxon towns and villages with a fortified church.[2]

List of Székely towns and villagesEdit

Additional examplesEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania. UNESCO World Heritage Centre 1992-2010
  2. ^ Fabini, Hermann (2015). The Church-fortresses of the Transylvanan Saxons. Sibiu: MonuMenta. ISBN 978-973-7969-19-4.

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