Copsa Mare of Biertan, Transylvania, Romania
> The fortified church of Copsa-Mare.
> Despite being located in Biertan, it is less touristic.
The Saxon area of southern Transylvania, less than 20km distance from Medias.
About Copsa Mare of Biertan, Transylvania
Copşa Mare (Gross-Kopisch) is a part of Biertan. The village owned the largest vineyards in the "Tara Vinului" (Wine Land), the most important wine region of Transylvania.
The economic growth helped people to initiate the building of a fortified church to compete with the one in Biertan, the most famous one across the region. In 1526, Ottomans conquered Transylvania and the work was put on hold. They were continuated in the early 18th century but an earthquake interrupted it again. The fortification was finished already in the 16th century.
Places to visit in Copsa Mare of Biertan, Romania
The fortified church of Copsa Mare
Every traveler pays a visit to the fortified church from central Biertan; few of them know that not far away, there's an other pearl of Saxon architecture. Copsa Mare area is the unknown but equally charming part of Biertan; the fortified church is impressive and the forests surrounding the area are also worth exploring.
If you plan to go out in the evenings, you won't find much within the village itself. Pay a visit to the nearby Medias, pop.55,000, a city better much better equipped with restaurants, terraces and other entertaining facilities.