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Fortified Evangelical Church of Bazna

Church · Transylvania · 304 m
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    Fortified Church of Bazna
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The fortified evangelical church of Bazna was built in the mid-14th century and is listed as a historical monument. It is well-preserved and well kept.

Some fragments of the west portal and a 13th-century stone pew have survived as evidence that there was a Romanesque church here before the present church. Fortification of the church took place in the early 16th century. A defensive tower with buttresses and steps was erected, the choir having three levels.

The gate tower of the Bazna enclosure is a typical element of the defensive construction category. This tower, which is also a bell tower, houses three bells from the 14th century. One of the bells bears a Gothic inscription which states that St Nicholas is the spiritual patron of this church.

In 1873 the enclosure wall was demolished to half its original height. A second enclosure wall, to defend the old one, was built in 1911. At the end of the 19th century the original height of the defensive wall, about 7-8 metres, was reduced to 2-3 metres.


The keys can be found at house number 465, with Mr. Ioo Eugen.
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Update: September 21, 2022

Getting there

From Mediaș - Târnăveni, and from Blăjel we have 4 km to Bazna.


There is parking.


46.201220, 24.282464
46°12'04.4"N 24°16'56.9"E
35T 290342 5119994
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Fortified Evangelical Church of Bazna

strada Aurel Vlaicu, nr. 2
557030 Bazna
Phone +4 0742319267

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