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Viscri Fortified Church

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Viscri 507039, Romania
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All reviews prince charles rural romania small museum main tower at your own risk bad road worth the climb step back in time saxon villages fascinating place horse drawn access road surrounding countryside national road interesting exhibits restoration work worth the trip
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a UNESCO Monuments. It is one of the best preserved fortified churches in Romania. Village is place where Charles Prince of Wells have a house for him hollyday.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Professionalteam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating place, beautiful location but the fortification was closed. On Friday we could not go closer because of the restoration work, on Saturday we could go closer and could read that the church could be opened for visitors if they are a group of at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

This church seems to be the heart of this small village. It was very sparse but you could feel the community.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Travelwestport
Reviewed 4 November 2018

A superb, well conserved UNESCO village. You can find it very easy from Rupea (between Brasov and Sghisoara), trough Dacia Village on a new tarred road only 8 km. The main attraction is the Fortified Church, but also the beautiful houses. The most famous one...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Daniel968
Reviewed 3 November 2018

The village of Viscri is very small and the population is (we were told) only about a dozen or so, but it does give you a glimpse into what rural Romania was like and it is one of the best preserved Saxon villages. The small...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CalBristol
Reviewed 1 November 2018

One of the few fortified churches left in Romania costs about £1 to go inside, the views from the tower are excellent.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Simon C
Reviewed 17 October 2018

If you are on a road trip in Transylvania, consider visiting a few fortified churches. There are plenty to choose from, but this one is one of the better, beautiful in design and well maintained, and it's on the way between Brasov and Sighisoara. You...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Florian L
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Arrived after 2pm which is good since the visiting hours are 10-1pm then 2-6pm- I was told the church is closed during that one hour lunch break as does most fortified churches. Went during low season so not that many people. High season is from...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

Viscri is hanging on to its Saxon identity - houses are being sympathetically renovated and is not being pressurised to cater to tourists. Its a place to get a simple meal, visit the blacksmith, see nesting storks and make a visit to the old fortified...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Les D
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Great place. However road on Brasov (Dacia) side is closed for road work. You must use the Sighsoara side (Binesti) and the beginning of that road is closed with no indications for the detour. The detour entrance is two hundred metres on the main road...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from StevenJohnBarnes | Reviewed this property |
As the others have stated the road from Bunesti is pretty shoddy, tarmac, but some mega pot holes, although by no means impassable just allow yourself plenty of time. Certainly it was fine in our hire car. if anything the... More
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