A genuine village, a world apart
Romania is a land of infinite diversity and great authenticity, combining the charming beauty of nature with the rich cultural heritage and the warmth of its people.
Viscri is one of the most beautiful Saxon villages in Transylvania, designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The construction of the fortified church in the village center began in 1100 A.D., a fact confirmed by the tombstone inscription in the cemetery that surrounds the church. In 1185, Saxons colonized the area settling in the south-east of Transylvania. The Viscri settlement was officially named in 1400 – it was given the Latin title of Alba Ecclesia, or “White Church.”
The village of Viscri is a unique reason to visit Transylvania and might as well be one of the main reasons why Prince Charles of Great Britain fell in love with Romania. He began to visit and discover the Transylvania heritagemany years ago and charmed by the beauty of the landscapes and the authentic way of life, he came back year after year, buying a traditional house inside the village and becoming an advocate for traveling to Romania.