The town Copşa Mică is situated at a 12 km distance from Mediaş and it is more than 600 years old. Even if the recent history of the town lies under the sign of factories built during the communism, attracting a negative fame to the place, the community has a beautiful history which cannot be left unobserved. Thus, the history of the place says that on the place of the present Evangelic Church, in the 15th century a guard tower was built around which the locality was settled, being the old center of the town. The old people tell stories that this tower was a small customs point for the merchants who traveled towards Mediaş and Blaj, hence the name of the locality Copşa Mică-Poarta Mică (the small gate), as a translation from Hungarian. Copşa Mică is a place of cultural diversity and to this purpose the diversity of the population is a proof. In Copşa Mică one can visit the Lutheran Church, a religious place which was built and used by the Lutheran Hungarian population, a thing that is seldom met in the Plateau of Târnave, as the influence of the Saxons determined the adoption of the Lutheran Reform during the medieval period, the church being in gothic style with baroque influences. One can also visit the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church, as well as the fortified Church in Târnăvioara, an edifice built in the 15th century.