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  • Day18

    Prejmer Fortified Church and Brasov

    June 3 in Romania ⋅ 🌧 18 °C

    Change of plans today due to the rainy weather - we were scheduled to hike to Seven Ladders Canyon, but it was closed because of the slippery conditions.

    We headed to Prejmer Fortified Church, built in 1240. When invaders entered the Buzău Pass, Prejmer was the first place they encountered and the village was destroyed over 50 times between the 13th and 17th centuries, but the church was never captured. The church is surrounded circular by a 12m high and 5m thick wall. On the interior side of the wall are four levels containing 270 rooms to housr the 1600 villagers in case of attack.

    After visiting Bran Castle, we had a walking tour of Brasov, the largest city in Romania by area. It is a walled city with a large town square and Hollywood style sign on the hill above.
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