Saint Martin Church

Saint Martin Church
Location - Brasov, Romania
Beneficiary - Evangelical Church of Augustan Confession in Romania
Description - Restauration and refurbishment works

About Saint Martin Church

The Church of Saint Martin is an Evangelical-Lutheran church ad one of the oldest monuments in Brasov. The edifice was initially a Romano-Catholic church, having Saint Martin de Tours as patron.

It is believed that the construction of the church began in 1235. In 1395, King ordered a service here, the year of 1522 is written on one of the doors, while the bell of the church lies the following “Magister Andreas de brash, anno 1521”. According to history, the first owners of the monastery were the Franciscan monks, who were sent away as Lutherans came in. In the alleged building of the monastery, the current rectory housed the first location of the twon hall, where the alliance treaty between Mircea cel Batran and Sigismund de Luxemburg was signed in 1395. The current look of the church on the outside and on the inside dates back to 1792.