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The fortified church from Cristian

Fortified Church
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Locality

Cristian

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Address

str. X, nr. 40

Phone no.:

+4 0269 579 350

Mobile phone no.:

+4 0751 146 061
    
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At mid-15th century, the former Romanesque basilica from Cristian was almost entirely redecorated and turned into a gothic hall church with three naves and a belfry.

The authorities wanted to build a very solid church to resist to the passing of time and to the merciless attacks and also to respond to the modern architecture of those times. Thus, the very famous stone-mason Andreas Lapicida, known in that region of Transylvania for his craftsmanship was commissioned to perform the works.

Because the settlement was in an open field and it had difficulties in defending itself from the invaders, the church was surrounded by two defence curtain walls and the exterior wall was equipped with five towers. During the attacks the families would withdraw inside the church and defend it, taking their animals and food with them. The lard and bacon were well kept in a specially designed tower, the so-called Lard Tower or Pantry Tower which can still be seen today.

The financial claims of craftsman Lapicida which set the local authorities on fire were well grounded - the Cristian church is impressive through its greatness and the stone mason’s art has lasted well through centuries.

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Tariffs:

Adults: 7 lei
Group: 7 lei
Pupils, students, retired: 7 lei
Guided tour included in the ticket price

Program:

In winter: every day from 9.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.
In summer: every day, tourists may ring the bell according to the opening hours posted at the gate.

Altitudine: 441m.
Coordonate GPS: 45.78 N, 24.02 E

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