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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

ROMANIA - Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania

"These Transylvanian villages with their fortified churches provide a vivid picture of the cultural landscape of southern Transylvania. The seven villages inscribed, founded by the Transylvanian Saxons, are characterized by a specific land-use system, settlement pattern and organization of the family farmstead that have been preserved since the late Middle Ages. They are dominated by their fortified churches, which illustrate building styles from the 13th to the 16th century." -http://whc.unesco.org

Postcard 1
Another beautiful UNESCO card from Daniela
 which shows some fortified Churches in Transylvania...
Thank you so much, Daniela! =)


Postcard 2


From my Slovakian thoughtful friend Zuzana who went for a touristic trip to Romania and visited nice places around the country.
Thank you so much Zuzana for thinking of me during your trip there!



The 7 Villages Inscribed:

1. Biertan - Sibiu County
2. Câlnic, Alba - Alba County
3. Dârjiu - Harghita County
4. Prejmer - Braşov County
5. Saschiz - Mures County
6. Valea Viilor - Sibiu County
7. Viscri - Braşov County


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