The conference on Holy places from the viewpoint of architecture has been held in Csíkrákos, Transylvania.
Transylvania has rich heritage of sacrified buildings. The venue of the conference in Csíkrákos has vibrant cultural heritage as well.
Transylvania is home to nearly two hundred villages with fortified churches built by the Saxons between the 13th and 15th centuries. Having to withstand constant invaders, the villages' central areas, where the church was located most of the time, were fortified with defense walls, having the capacity to shelter a large number of people. Seven of the fortified churches have been designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Site.