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Bunesti (German: Bondorf), village in Transylvania / POP.2,500



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Viscri of Bunesti, Transylvania, Romania

> The fortified church of Viscri, part of Bunesti village.

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The Saxon area of southern Transylvania, close to the medieval city of Sighisoara.

About Viscri of Bunesti, Transylvania

One of the six UNESCO protected fortified churches from Transylvania, it seems that the chapel of Viscri (German: Deutschweisskirch) was built almost a millenium ago, around 1100 AD. That makes it as old as the Notre Dame de Paris.

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Viscri fortified church
The origins of the fortified church date from 1100 AD when the Szeklers built a small church with a single hall and semicircular apse. Around 1185 the church was taken over by Saxon colonists, and the Szecklers were forced to settle in southeast Transylvania. In the 18th century the church was surrounded by a second defense wall.
In 2006, The Prince of Wales has bought and restored two 18th Century Saxon houses in the Transylvanian villages of Malancrav and Viscri to help protect the unique way of life that has existed for hundreds of years and promote sustainable tourism. The buildings were converted into guesthouses for tourists.
Going out
For pubs, clubs, restaurants or concerts try the nearby medieval city of Sighisoara, pop.32,300.

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