The Apafi manor in Malancrav, Romania

The village of Mălâncrav

Published on December 2, 2020 by Zoltan Nyaradi

The Transylvanian village of Mălâncrav is located about 25 km away from the city of Sighișoara. You can find two important highlights in this village which are very close to each other. Those two highlights are the Apafi manor and the fortified Evangelical church.

The Apafi manor

The first important landmark to visit is the old Apafi manor which is located on the top of a smaller hill. This manor belonged to the famous Apafi noble family. We visited this place in winter when the entire place was covered by a thick layer of snow but you can easily reach it from the main road.

The Apafi manor.
The Apafi manor in Mălâncrav.

The Mălâncrav fortified church

Right next to the Apafi manor, you will find the old Evangelical fortified church. When we visited this place, the interior of the church was closed.

The Evangelical fortified church in Mălâncrav.

As you can see in the photo below, almost the entire village is surrounded by forested hills. Since the Apafi manor was built on a smaller hill, you can spot from up there the entire Transylvanian village and the beautiful scenery.

Large hills which surrounds the village in winter.

Other attractions to visit in the area:

  • The first one would be the beautiful Transylvanian medieval citadel of Sighisoara. As I mentioned above, this objective is only 25 km away from Mălâncrav.
  • The second attraction is the Biertan fortified church, located in the commune which bears the name of the fortified church. This church is much larger and more impressive than the one from Mălâncrav.