Cultural Corridors of South East Europe

Cultural Corridor Eastern Trans-Balkan Road / Eastern Trans-Balkan Road

Herina Church

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Herina Church

About the site

Corridor: Eastern Trans-Balkan Road
Country: Romania, Bistrita Nasaud
Type: Christian religious centre
Epoch: Middle Ages
World Heritage:
Middle AgesChristian religious centre

Erected mid 13th century, Herina Church is a Romanesque structure of Low Rhine origin. The church is composed of a nave and two aisles displaying a false tribunes row above. A choir and the altar apse ends towards East the longitudinal compositional axis of the building. The inner space lacks major decorations, whereas the exterior displays the classical Romanesque Lombard cornice and thin vertical pilasters.

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