November 13th, 2014

Fortified churches of Croatia as its spiritual symbols is glad to inform that Croatia Post has prepared for issuing a set of two stamps dedicated to its fortified churches. The stamps have been already designed and are to be released on the 14th of November.

St. Nicholas' fortress is situated at the entrance to St. Anthony's channel, and it was constructed during the 16th century in order to protect the town from the Turkish attacks from the sea.

It was built after the plans of the Venetian military architect Michelle Sammichelli. White stone was used for building the lower parts of the fortress and red stone for the upper parts. St. Nicholas' fortress is one of the strongest maritime fortification architecture on the Croatian Coast of the Adriatic Sea.

The Fortified Church in Cristian, Brasov County, Romania Declared a historical monument, the church in Cristian was built in the second half of the 13th century, in a period when early Gothic style, under the influence of the Cistercian Monastery in Carta, made its presence felt in the architecture of Transylvania.

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