The fortified church of Aita Mare

The construction phases of the fortified church in Aita Mare reflect the impact of the parish's financial resources, the consequences of earthquakes that hit the area and the influence of the architectural styles that were still prevalent in Europe.

The Church

The most important repairs were carried out in the 1990s: the gate tower was renovated in 1993, the north-western tower was restored between 2000 and 2002, and finally the entire building was restored between 2019 and 2021.



The complex had a paramount role in saving lives and preserving goods around 1710, during Rákóczi’s War of Independence , when it provided shelter from the raiders.


The towers imitate the Old Italian bastions common in military architecture of the period.

Their masonry is not interwoven with the ramparts, so they were built later than these.