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The fortified Church from Drauseni

About the site

Corridor: Eastern Trans-Balkan Road
Country: Romania, Brasov
Type: Christian religious centre
Epoch: Middle Ages
World Heritage:
Middle AgesChristian religious centre

This church connects the two great Transylvanian 13th century building sites: the Roman-Catholic cathedral from Alba-Iulia and the ex-Cistercian monastery of Carta, by which the Gothic style penetrated this region of Europe. The inside ornamentation was completed during the first half of the 14th century, when the church was painted in a linear narrative Gothic style. This mural painting counts among the ancient and best preserved in Transylvania. Its importance considerably increased by the main iconographical theme: a hagiographical legend of Saint Catherine from Alexandria, specific to Central Europe.

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