Conveniently located on the southern shore of the Târnava River, Copșa Mare is only 2 km away from the picturesque village of Biertan. The linear structure of the village and the fortified church that towers high above the town make this ancient place a popular tourist destination. It was founded in the second half of the 13th century and prior to that the area was largely populated by Szecklers.
Its transformation started once the Saxons settled in and they’ve made a significant contribution to the local culture and architecture. At the beginning of the 14th century, they’ve built a church in Gothic style, while the famous defense wall was only erected in the 16th century. Those who have any plans of visiting Biertan would be wise not to miss out on the opportunity of checking out Copșa Mare - the beauty of the land is guaranteed to dazzle the eye.
One decade ago, a couple of Italians fell in love with this beautiful village and decided to start a conservation project involving the restoration of the church and houses. Their aim is to promote sustainable tourism and so far they did a great job with the best proof being that travelers have the possibility of staying here overnight and enjoy the exquisite local cuisine.
Lunch and dinner available