Aita Mare

 

The name of the settlement was made famous on Hungarian territories by the splendid gatherer of Sekler folk poetry, the poet János Kriza, who was a linguist and Unitarian bishop.
His house of birth once stood in the garden of today’s Unitarian parish. The Kriza-collection is on display, in the common room of the parish house, while in the central park of the settlement they set up his bronze bust commemorating the 180th anniversary of his birth.
Its Unitarian fortified church was built on the spot of the Romanesque church in the 15th century in Gothic style, its 5 meter high wall is fortified by 2 corner towers, which date back to the end of the 16th century. Later it was patched up with an additional gate tower, too. It was rebuilt after the 1802 earthquake, between 1802 and 1814. Its three corner towers stand roofless.

 

(71 kms from Valea Seacă, 1 hour by car)

 

 

Itt tartzkodsz: SIGHTS Monuments Aita Mare