Cristian, Sibiu

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Cristian
Evangelical fortified church
Evangelical fortified church
Cristian jud Sibiu.jpg
Country Romania
CountySibiu County
Population
(2002)[1]
3,536
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Cristian (German: Grossau; Hungarian: Kereszténysziget) is a commune located in Sibiu County, Romania. It is composed of a single village, Cristian, located on the Cibin. The village was founded in 1223 by German settlers.[2]

Culture and recreation[edit]

A medieval fortified church in Cristian was built in the 13th century (only the Romanesque tower survives; the main volume is from 1490s and is in Gothic style). It is surrounded by a wall with several towers.[2] The church was declared a historic monument, as well an Orthodox church "Buna Vestire", built in 1790.[3] There is a museum as well.[4]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Romanian census data, 2002 Archived 2012-09-14 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved on March 1, 2010
  2. ^ a b Fabini, Hermann (2015). The Church-fortresses of the Transylvanan Saxons. Sibiu: MonuMenta. pp. 119–120. ISBN 978-973-7969-19-4.
  3. ^ "Biserica Ortodoxă „Buna Vestire"" (in Romanian). Comuna Cristian. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Casa muzeu din Cristian" (in Romanian). Comuna Cristian. Retrieved 9 September 2016.

Coordinates: 45°47′00″N 24°01′45″E / 45.7833°N 24.0292°E / 45.7833; 24.0292