Church in Richis

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Church in Richis

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The Lutheran church in Reichesdorf has some remarkable features that make it stand out from others in the Transylvanian fortified church landscape. For a long time the church was used by a monastic order. At the time of the Reformation, the monks were expelled by the villagers and the church became the property of the municipality. The three-nave basilica without a tower, built in the 14th century, was originally surrounded by a ring with two defense towers including a battlement. What distinguishes it from other village churches today is the rich ornamentation and architectural sculpture: the funnel portal in the west, the ribs of the vaults supported by columns and pilasters with capitals, the vault apexes decorated with masks, and the variously decorated tracery windows. The double triumphal arch is an indication that the construction of a tower was originally planned here.