Bruiu

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Bruiu
Commune
Bruiu jud Sibiu.jpg
Bruiu is located in Romania
Bruiu
Bruiu
Coordinates: 45°52′N 24°42′E / 45.867°N 24.700°E / 45.867; 24.700
Country  Romania
County Sibiu County
Population (2002)[1] 795
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Bruiu (German: Braller; Hungarian: Brulya) is a commune located in Sibiu County, Romania. It is composed of three villages: Bruiu, Gherdeal (Gürteln; Gerdály) and Şomartin (Martinsberg; Mártonhegy). Each of these has a fortified church.

Architecture[edit]

Built by the local Transylvanian Saxon community, the village church was first attested in 1307. Initially built as a Romanesque basilica, it was transformed in the 15th century, when Gothic elements were added.

Coordinates: 45°52′N 24°42′E / 45.867°N 24.700°E / 45.867; 24.700

References[edit]

  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2002; retrieved on March 1, 2010
  • Augustin Ioan, Hanna Derer. The Fortified Churches of the Transylvanian Saxons. Noi Media Print, 2004