Fortified Church

Day Trips from Brasov

Located almost in the center of the country, Brașov is surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains, the ski resorts of Poiana Braşov (12 km west) and Predeal (27 km south) and major tourist attractions like Dracula’s Castle in Bran (29 km southwest), the Royal Palaces in Sinaia (46 km south) and Romania’s best preserved medieval fortress in Râșnov (15 km southwest) among others.

Cultural Treasures: The Fortified Churches in Transylvania

The fortified churches in Transylvania were the trademark of the Saxon population brought here by King Geza II of Hungary, in the 12th century. The church has always played an important role in the community’s life, being an influential power and a ‘trend’ setter.

The frequent enemy invasions in Transylvania, starting with the Tartars in 1241, determined people to consider more efficient solutions to protect themselves, their families and most precious belongings.