Sânpetru Church

The church from Sînpetru is a medieval construction with simple shape and very little decorative details. What impresses are the walls of the church which contain pieces of Roman ruins from nearby, displayed like in a local exhibition.

The most impressive out of the Roman stones is the marble altar placed at the entrance of the church. The story is that this stone was brought here from the ruins of an ancient temple nearby.

The Latin inscription of the altar tells us an interesting story. It appears that the ancient temple was worshiping Silvanus, the Roman God of forests, and was built by an office worker from Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa, as gratitude for being promoted to a higher position.

Impresii de la Sânpetru Church