Str. Bisericii, nr. 329
+4 0269 552 536
This church was built in mid-18th century at a time when the orthodox locals were oppressed by the Austro-Hungarians and by the wish of the Court in Vienna to impose Greek Catholicism as a religion.
To express their sufferance, the locals from Sibiel painted the church walls with biblical scenes in which the Roman soldiers are dressed in Austro-Hungarian military uniforms (a unique feature in Mărginimea Sibiului).
Another unique element is the icons representing the 14 popes having led the Church of Rome before the Great Schism. Right near the church you may visit the Glass Icons Museum.
To visit the church, please contact the local priest or the curator of the Glass Icons Museum.
Did you know...?
The original fresco done by Stan the Painter from Răşinari between 1774-1775 was recovered from beneath 5 layers of lime.
Coordonate GPS: 45.76 N, 23.90 E