Posted on: 2018-09-26 09:53:03
The city of Medias from Sibiu County is an important medieval fortress of Transylvania. Medias is located at a distance of 39 km from Sighisoara and 41 km from Blaj and is crossed by the national roads DN14 and DN14A. The city can boast of a history of over 700 years, being mentioned for the first time in a historical document in 1267. Tourists who visit Medias can admire narrow streets, fortified towers and bastions, old buildings etc., all these giving the city the appearance of a true medieval burg.
One of the tourist attractions of Medias fortress is the fortified church of Saint Margaret. It dates back to the 15th century and is one of the most important Transylvanian churches built in late Gothic style.
An unusual aspect about this edifice is its tilted tower. Over time and because of the soil structure, the tower of the church tilted. Even so, from the tower the tourists can admire a fascinating view of the fortress. Also, those who climb into the tower of the fortified church will have the opportunity to see the place where Vlad Tepes was detained in 1476 after a conflict with the Hungarian king Matia Corvinul.
Other tourist attractions in Medias are: The Trumpet Tower, the Tower of the Bells, the Tailors' Tower, The Stonemason's Tower , the Blacksmith's Tower. Last but not least, the Franciscan Architectural Complex, which includes the Franciscan church and monastery, houses high value exhibits, such as the Seica Mica treasure, the Panade treasure and various pieces of popular ceramics.