Băgaciu Evangelical Church


When we passed through, this early-15th-century fortified church was in need of a revamp, with a rusty clock face peeling from its tower and birds swooping in and out of the building. It’s an impressive photo-op nonetheless.

Băgaciu is a 30km drive north and east of Mediaș. The road is rough in places.

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