Exploring The Transylvanian Village Of Viscri

This summer we finally decided to make a trip from Sighisoara to Viscri. Since we never been there, we decided to take a shorter route which meant that we had to take a right turn in the village of Bunesti and follow the 104L road towards Viscri. Unfortunately the road from Bunesti was very awful, it was packed with medium to large size craters. After more then 30 minutes of driving we finally arrived there.

Now a few words about this amazing Transylvanian village,  His Royal Highness Prince Charles made Viscri popular throughout his multiple visits to this charming place.  He even helped to renovate some old traditional houses and the fortified church through his foundation. As I heard from the locals, he even bought a traditional house in the village where you can find accommodation if you plan to stay a longer period in this truly unique Transylvanian village.

Towards the fortified church

If you walk up on this street, you will reach the entrance of the old Lutheran fortified church. On your way there, you can stop at some hoses to purchase various traditional cloths, socks and many other interesting hand made objects from the locals. When we visited this place, we found two places from where you buy hand made objects from the locals, those houses were located on the right side as you walk towards the church.

Street which leads to the fortified church

Popular landmark in Viscri

The most important and popular building is Viscri is the old Lutheran fortified church which was built by ethnic Transylvanian Saxons back in the 13th century.  If you plan to visit the interior of the church you have to buy a ticket which I believe it was 10 lei per person.

Viscri fortified church

Near the entrance intro to church

Inside the fortified church in Viscri

Another must for the tourists is to go up in the Lutheran church’s tower because from there, you can actually see the entire rural scenery which surrounds the village of Viscri. Basically this is the highest point in the village. You can even take a short brake up there and admire the Transylvanian rural landscape.

Arial view of the village of Viscri

Old traditional houses

Almost all the houses in this village are well maintained probably because nowadays this is a very popular tourist destination. Back when we were there, we saw a lot of cars parked on the main road and some of them were from other countries including from United Kingdom.

Old traditional houses in Viscri

Blue traditional house

Tourists parked they cars next to the old traditional houses in Viscri

Traditional clothing

When we walked on the street which leads to the fortified church in Viscri, we found a couple of houses from were you can actually buy some traditional clothing made by the villagers from this unique Transylvanian village.

Traditional cloths