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Villages with fortified churches in Transylvania

The Transylvanian villages with fortified churches provide a vivid picture of the cultural landscape of southern Transylvania. The seven villages inscribed 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.

They have been listed by the UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.



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