Surprising Sighisoara

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street in the citadel

I will add some text just to give you an introduction about the history of the city.

The town of  Sighisoara is the most enchanting of all the Transylvanian towns. Its medieval buildings, gilded roofs and towers have been unspoiled by war or modern industry. The Citadel, built by the Saxons in the 12th Cent. rises above the town and is preserved as a museum. The notorious Vlad Tepes, popularly called Dracula, was born in this town.

Sighisoara, situated in Romania center-in Transylvania province, is renewed by its architecture dating from 14th century.
You have to walk up from the city to the medieval citadel and enter throwgh the 60-meter-tall clock tower (built in 1360).
The ocher-colored house named "Casa Vlad Dracul", where the father of Vlad Tepes, better known as Dracula, once lived, now is a cozy restaurant. You can find inside Gothic-style furniture and serve good soups and traditional Romanian dishes.
The convered stairway with 176 steps was made in 17th century. Museums, the Church on trop of the Hill (14th century) and the Monastery Church (15th century) both built in the Gothic style.


If you came in Romania in July don't miss the "Medieval Art and Theatre Festival".  Actors wearing medieval clothes play drama in the citadel and music bands play on an installed stage in the center of the city. Beer and "mici" (traditional prepared meat) are provided by all the brand name beer factories from Romania during the festival.

tm16dana says:
Faine poze si multe informatii! :)
Posted on: Jun 16, 2007
Zen says:
That's an awesome town and now I've seen your pictures I think it's even more urgent that I go see it. It's really beautiful!
Posted on: May 01, 2007
hannajax says:
you take wonderful photos of your home town...it is enchanting and beautiful. thanks for sharing them with us
Posted on: Apr 27, 2007
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street in the citadel
street in the citadel
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Clock tower
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entrance to the citadel
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photo by: RJ82