I like the Fortified Churches of Transylvania so much! I find them one of the most important landmarks of this area of Romania. This time, it’s about the Rasnov fortified church.

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Built in the 13th century, the Saint Matias Evangelical Church lays in the center of Rasnov, right below the Rasnov Citadel. It was first built as a Roman Basilica and then fortified in the gothic style.

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The church was severely damaged over the years by fires and earthquakes. It’s actual form dates from the 19th century, when a new tower was built and a new bell was brought in.

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Unfortunately, when we got there on a Sunday afternoon, the church was closed and we couldn’t visit the interior.

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