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Peasant Fortified Church at Prejmer

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Address: East side of the Brasov Depression, Prejmer 507165, Romania
Phone Number:
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UNESCO heritage church

This is a UNESCO heritage building . This is a different type of architecture ...I love this place . It's a must to visit location .

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 December 2016
Badal M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

This is a UNESCO heritage building . This is a different type of architecture ...I love this place . It's a must to visit location .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Prejmer Fortified Church was founded by the Germanic Teutonic Knights but was eventually taken over by Transylvanian Saxons. Construction began in 1218 with major fortifications in the 15 and 16 centuries. It was originally Roman Catholic but became a Lutheran Church following the reformation. The walls are 5 metres thick and up to 12 metres high. The 270 rooms... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

A nice church, well fortified and in good condition. There were lots of rooms to explore was fun. The staff were friendly. Free parking outside too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Jedi was our guide for 6 days. He organised a hikking/cultural trip for us 4. Harman and Prejmer churches were the the first thing he showed us after landing in Bucarest. We were litterally speachless. A MUST to see !! After that we went to off road driving and wild bear watching, to Zetea to see the famous wooden doors,... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing setting!!! So glad it is Unesco recognized. You can almost "imagine" the peasants seeking refuge in these surroundings. Beautifully kept.

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Lamia, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The most impressive of the Saxon fortified churches near Brasov. And the one with the most effective defensive walls, as it has never been occupied by Turks or Tatars.Inside the walls perimeter are 250 rooms belonging each one to a village family. They use to live here in safety during sieges. Take your time and stroll around. Children adore the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Of all the fortified churches, this one may be the largest. It's a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Prejmer, an easy half hour drive from Brasov and well worth a visit. It's easy to find and there is plenty of free parking in a little lot across and the street and on the surrounding streets. While this site might... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Interesting fortifications and church. Good place to explain history to the kids. Try to avoid weekends and holidays.

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Brasov, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

as history tells us ,beginning with the 13 th century the rulers of Hungary brought at the south eastern borders of the kingdom population of German origin to defend the borders;they came and built the famous fortified churches especially on the southern border of Transsylvania,in the counties of Brasov and Sibiu of today,where we find the most and also most... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

An excellent small site. The well preserved multi level rooms within the fortified walls show how this place was able to withstand sieges. Some rooms contain artefacts from the people who lived here. Unfortunately these were not described in English which is disappointing for a UNESCO site. The church in the early Christian cross design is quite spartan and with... More 

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