Darjiu Fortified Church, Darjiu

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The Dârjiu fortified church (Romanian: Biserica fortificată din Dârjiu; Hungarian: Székelyderzsi erődtemplom) is a Unitarian fortified church in Dârjiu (Székelyderzs), Harghita County, in the Transylvania region of Romania. It was built by the Székely Hungarian community at a time when the area belonged to the Kingdom of Hungary. Initially Roman Catholic, it became Unitarian following the Reformation. The church is noted for its interior frescoes, and together with the surrounding village, forms part of the villages with fortified churches in Transylvania UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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  • UNESCO heritage site with a XV century depiction in fresco of the legend of St. Ladislaus fight with an cuman warrior. The church is very well restored, with the exception of the non-historic tiles.....  more »
  • Slightly away from the beaten roads, this is a beautiful small unitarian church, nicely renovated, with a vibrant community still maintaining it. We were indeed lucky to get there just before a...  more »
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  • The Dârjiu fortified church is a Unitarian fortified church in Dârjiu (Székelyderzs), Harghita County, in the Transylvania region of Romania. It was built by the Székely Hungarian community at a time when the area belonged to the Kingdom of Hungary. Initially Roman Catholic, it became Unitarian following the Reformation. The church is noted for its interior frescoes, and together with the surrounding village, forms part of the villages with fortified churches in Transylvania UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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