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About The Lutheran Church

Evangelical Church, located in the center of Bistrita  is a representative architectural transition monument from the Gothic style at the Renaissance, in Transylvania.

Evangelical Church from Bistrita is a Historical Monument.

Built in the second half of the fourteenth century, led to the erection of a Romanuesque basilica with three naves, with a polygonal choir and two towers flanking the main entrance of the north wall of the choir, which will be expanded by mid-century XVI.  

In the second step, the church was rebuilt in the style of a gothic basilica: ships are separated by octagonal pillars, with recovery vaults of the sixteenth century.

A third phase of construction started in 1475 and was completed in 1520. Church becomes a Gothic hall church.

Construction of the tower began in 1487 and was completed in 1544.

From the beginning, the tower belonged to the city, had a  security and surveillance role in times of distress, especially as a place of observation for fire. In 1861, the clock was installed.

The 4 turrets on the roof tower means that the city had the right for sentence to death.

In 2012 the church tower was equipped with an elevator -  touristic purpose. The elevator is unique in Europe.

Contact and information:

Address: Piata Centala (Central Square), Bistrita, Romania

Opening hours:

Church Tower

Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00


Adults: 10 lei

Children, pupils, students: 4 lei

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