Viscri Fortified Church

Viscri Fortified Church is situated in the small village of Viscri, in Braşov County.

The origins of the fortified church date back from 1100 when the Szekely built a small church with a single hall and a semicircular apse.

From about 1185 the church was used by the Saxon colonists. This explains why this unique gothic church displays a straight ceiling rather than a traditional vaulted one. In the 14th century the eastern part of the church was rebuilt and later, in around 1525, the first fortification, walls with towers, was built. In the 18th century a second defense wall was added. Inside, you can admire the classic 19th century altar that has as centerpiece “the Blessing of the Children” painted by J. Paukratz from Rupea.