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Arrived at the fortress and found the main door closed. Found a local who spoke with the guard, who arrived 15 minutes later and opened the fortress door for us.
It's a walled fortification with 2 towers. One of them was closed (couldn't climb up)...More
We took a detour here while driving through Transylvania. The drive out there was kind of interesting, through some very traditional villages and a lovely forest but this fortified church just wasn't that interesting. There was very little in the way of information in the...More
We enjoyed visiting the fortress and also exploring the local village. The fortress is interesting to explore (although not that large) and well maintained.
However, when we arrived (within normal opening times) the fortress was locked. To get the key, you have to go and...More
I had read about this and was excited to see it. Just drive down the road to get the key from the man. There is an office and a gift shop (of course) when yu get inside. Everything was wonderful, but I couldn't bring myself...More
Recognised by UNESCO as a world Heritage site as one of the "Villages with Fortified Churches" Calnic is more a Fortress with a small church added, rather than a church that has been fortified like so many others in Transylvania. Located in Alba County about...More
Very easily accessible from the road connecting Sebes with Sibiu. Liked the small chapel, the bell tower (with the 'graffiti'), the huge barrels in the cellar, the bacon tower. The lady at the reception was very friendly. We also walked to the old cemetery nearby....More
Calnic is an absolute must stop for the traveler between Sibiu and Alba Iulia. You can easily reach the village after a short 8 km side road from the main road. When we parked our car near the fortress, immediately a woman appeared to show...More