Saturday, October 15, 2016

Sibiu - The Lutheran Cathedral of Saint Mary III

It was raised in the 14th century on the location of an old Roman church dating from the 12th century, 
but as the community grew and the small citadel turned into a true burgh, 
its inhabitants decided to build a much bigger church with a tower that would “reach the skies”.

The works for the new cathedral started in 1380, but because the citadel was constantly threatened by attacks, 
the people abandoned the construction for a while and instead they fortified the defense ramparts. 
The church was finished in 1520 when they erected the steeple.

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