The Fortified Church In Apold

A few days before Christmas we’ve decided to visit the fortified church in the Transylvanian commune of Apold, Romania. Since Christmas was a few days away, the entrance into the church was closed so I was able to capture only exterior shots of the fortified church.

If you plan to visit this place, then you should know that is not very far from Sighisoara, if you are in the area then you should definitely add this place to your bucket list.

Two towers

After we arrived here, we left our car not far from this place and after that we started to explore the area near the church. Since everything was closed, including the church, I’ve captured some exterior shots, after that we drove towards our next destination which was the village of Daia.

Two medieval towers located within the fortified walls of the Lutheran church in Apold.

The village and the fortified church

This image was captured on our way back from on another amazing Transylvanian village located about 8 km away from Apold. That village has a very unique fortified church, besides that is very old, more travel photos from that place in the upcoming posts.

The Lutheran fortified church in Apold surrounded by houses.

Local cemetery and an orthodox church

I’ve shot this photo from the same place as the one above and what I’ve found to be unique about this small church is that long covered stairway which leads to the entrance of the church. Right behind that, there is the local cemetery.

Small Transylvanian church with a cemetery in the background.

Finally some asphalt

Returning from the village of Daia, close to this place the awful dirt road has ended. Since the road was empty and the fortified church was almost 100 m away from me, I’ve decided to stop the car and capture some images of church from this spot.

Fortified Lutheran church in the commune of Apold, Romania.

Sighisoara Cityscape

I always wanted to capture some photos of the entire city of Sighisoara, including the medieval citadel as well. In my opinion, the best place to capture some amazing cityscape photos of Sighisoara would be from Villa Franka which is a very beautiful restaurant/camping place built on the top of a larger hill. If you plan to drive up to Villa Franka you should know that close to the hotel you will have to drive up on a very steep road. After you’ve arrived there, you can admire almost the entire city and if you have a camera you can take some interesting shots as well.

Find out even more things about Sighisoara from some of my older trips:

  1. Summer trip: The Medieval City Of Sighisoara
  2. Winter trip: Visiting The Medieval Citadel Of Sighisoara In Winter

The medieval citadel

From a great distance, the entire citadel looks very small but you will have plenty of things to visit. Among the most important things that you will definitely have to visit is the birthplace of Dracula and the most emblematic building which is the Clock Tower.

The medieval citadel of Sighisoara, view form Villa Franka

The Orthodox church

The Orthodox church is not very far the medieval citadel, you only have to cross the Tarnava river on a pedestrian bridge and you are right next to it.

The Orthodox church in Sighisoara