Chirpãr was our next stop during our weekend road trip in the beautiful Saxon villages around Sibiu. Travelling from one village to another was a true pleasure, as spring was on its way, everything was turning green, the landscape was something that filled us with so much positive energy.

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The Chirpãr Fortified Church follows almost the same pattern as similar churches in the area. Build around the XIII century and fortified as a means of defense from the invaders of those times.

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Chirpãr is a village where objects from the Bronze and Iron Age where discovered, so it had inhabitants from thousands of years ago.

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The Fortified Church of this village is the oldest building still standing.

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Unfortunately we didn’t get the chance to visit it on the inside, but the gate is open and you can have a walk inside the main yard.

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  1. […] having a quick lunch, we stopped in Chirpăr to have a look at their fortified church as well. Same story, built in the XIII century and […]

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  2. The fortified churches in Transylvania are really beautiful and they have such a rich history! It’s probably because they are such an important part of the culture and traditions inherited for centuries by the people who stay conected with these amazing places.

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