Fortified Székely church at Illyefalva, Transylvania Ilieny, Tara Secuilor, Romania

Built in the XV century in Gothic style with two fortified walls. In later years the church was altered to Baroque style. It was placed under siege by the Saxons in 1612. In 1658 it was taken by the Turkish army. The Turks occupied it and threw the dead into the well to ensure that the fortification would not be used again.

Etching of Illyefalva, late XIX th. century

Between the two fortified walls

Between the two fortified walls

Part of the fortified wall

Inside the fortified church yard

Painted, sunken wood panel ceiling in the church. The second from bottom left is the symbol of the Székely's sun god.