> The fortified church of Valea Viilor.
The Saxon area of southern Transylvania, close to the city of Medias, on the road that connects it with Sibiu.
The village is surrounded by vineyards and was first mentioned in 1305. It seems that below the floor of the current church there was an earlier Roman-style basilica. In the 14th century a new, Gothic-style Lutheran church was built in place. It was modified in the 16th century and was also fortified. Three out of the four bastions resisted, as well as 6-7 meters high walls.
Places to visit in Valea Viilor, Romania
The fortified church
It is one of the six UNESCO protected fortified churches of Transylvania.
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.