Copșa Mare is a locality situated in Sibiu county, with a population of 444 inhabitants.

Copșa Mare

Copșa Mare, Evangelical fortified church

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GPS Coordinates:
46,13343 N, 24,54979 E

The church on the Big Copsa hill was built in the 16th century, and according to the date on the walls it was finished around 1519. the praying folks started to build here a bigger church but than the Turkish invasion, later the earthquake in 1802 postponed the constructions.

The church bell was cast in 1550. Documents proving the existence of a Gothic basilica with three naves in the early fourteenth century. Believers here have started building a larger church, but Ottoman rule, then the earthquake of 1802 delayed the work.

After the earthquake in the 16th century the constructions went on, and they built a square shaped wall around it, this way protecting the church. Two towers were raised, but merely the one in north-eastern part survived the time. Next to the walls there have been being built certain chambers that were destroyed in the course of time. As the chore part was upper than the rest of the church it had to be fortified. It was lifted upwards as well as it got an additional function, too, it was to protect the building.

Open hours:

Monday - Sunday 9.00-19.00

Contact:

0040-756-872-953

0040-754-977-216

You can speak with us in:

Germain, Romanian, Hungarian

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