Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Romania - Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania
Biertan. Winterlandscape with the fortified church.
Sent by Tatiana from Romania.
The Transylvanian villages with fortified churches provide a vivid picture of the cultural landscape of southern Transylvania. They are characterized by the specific land-use system, settlement pattern, and organization of the family farmstead units preserved since the late Middle Ages, dominated by their fortified churches, which illustrate building periods from the 13th to 16th centuries.