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The phenomenon of fortified churches in Southern Transylvania is unique in the context of European architecture due to the large number of structures (it is estimated that 300 fortresses existed) and diverse architectural solutions implemented during their construction. Protection against invasions of migratory peoples was the main reason behind the construction of such a large number of fortified churches.

The largest and oldest fortified church in the country was raised at Medias in the 15th century. It is the Evangelic Church "St. Margaret" or the "Castle" represented the core around which the citadel gradually developed.

This is the entrance of the fortified church.

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