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Founded during the 12th century by German craftsmen and merchants known as the Saxons of Transylvania, Sighisoara is one of the most beautiful and best-preserved medieval towns in Europe.
A 12th Century Saxon edifice, is the historic center of the city. Still occupied, the citadel is listed as an Unesco World Heritage Site.
The Clock Tower
Sighisoara's main point of attraction is the Clock Tower, also known as the Council Tower, built in the second half of the 14th century and expanded in the 16th century. Inside the tower:
The History Museum
The museum presents the evolution of crafts in Transylvania and features a collection of Renaissance furniture, medical instruments, ethnographic artifacts, fine arts and a collection of clocks.
The Torture Room
This small but interesting museum is housed at the foot of the Clock Tower in the same room where prisoners were tortured and confessions were extorted during the Middle Ages. Some of the amazing torture instruments and methods are on display.
The Church on the Hill
To the north of the Clock Tower stands one of the most representative gothic-style structures in Transylvania, which was initially a Catholic Church, then became the main church of the Saxon inhabitants of Sighisoara. Opposite the church is the main entrance to a serene Saxon cemetery.
The Scholars' Stairs
Located at the end of School Street and connecting the Citadel Square with the Church on the Hill, the Scholars' Stairs is an remarkable piece of medieval architecture.
Vlad Dracul's House
This ocher-colored house is the place where Vlad Tepes, the inspiration for Bram Stoker's famous "Dracula", was born in 1431 and lived with his father.
The Cathedral, built in Byzantine style between 1934 and 1937 and beautifully painted in black and white, is located on the northern shore of Tarnava Mare.
|Trip Duration||Trip Price|
|One day||80 EUR|