The Fortified Church in Sânpetru

The Fortified Church in Sânpetru


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Sânpetru 507190, Romania


The church in Sânpetru was built in 1794, replacing a medieval basilica from the 14th century, which was demolished after its tower had collapsed twice.

The new church was unusually provided with a western chancel and a tower was built in 1817. The interior was endowed in neoclassical style, from organ and scarcely decorated pillars to the column-altar in the chancel. Only ruins are still preserved from the exterior and second curtain wall. But the first fortification wall stands complete even today, preserving its five towers and the two level rooms built on its interior.

On the southern side of the assembly the old school and the old town hall were erected. The 13th century pre-reformation chapel was fortified in the 15th century by addition of two levels. Valuable mural paintings from 1400 decorate the chapel’s walls.

Parish Office Sânpetru, phone: 0040268360550
fortress, phone: 0040268250778,

Opening times:
Tuesday - Saturday 11:00-17:00h
Sunday from 12:00h
Monday closed
Church service every Sunday at 11:00h

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