The church’s fortifications are impressive although the Viscri village is not a large one.
This Transylvanian region with its fortified churches became a famous tourism attraction after Prince Charles of Wales bought an old Saxon household in Viscri -- no. 163, a blue house built in 1753. Prince Charles use to come here every one year or two to live, to ride horses, and to travel.
Established around 1100, initially by Szeklers, and later on by Saxon settlers, Viscri is one of the eldest Transylvanian villages with fortified churches.