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The “one thousand hills” village, this is how Movile is called in the Saxon dialect - “Hundertbücheln”. And the name was not picked at random; the village is located in a truly stunning landscape, surrounded by wooded hills and hay meadows covered in a diversity of flowers and plants, streams and crystal clear springs.
In the 15th century, the old church was reinforced with defence walls and towers. The church was a shelter for all the inhabitants during the attacks and the defence towers were also used as storehouses for food supplies - the Lard Tower and the Plum Tower. The latter is noticeable by far among the hills due to his helmet-like roof with an elegant silhouette.
In the 16th century the locals build another wall closing the second precinct from the S tower to the N tower, all around the old curtain wall to the W.
It is believed that the belfry comes from an older church judging by the crack separating it from the nave wall.
For further details, please visit: www.biserici-fortificate.com.
Did you know...?
All the three church bells date from before the Reform. They are massive and weight 500, 250 and respectively 150 kg.
Coordonate GPS: 46.02 N, 24.79 E