Sighisoara, The Clock Tower

I visited Sighisoara for the first time, about 10 years ago, but only for few hours. And I left with the impression that I still have many things to see in this city. So, last year I’ve decided to celebrate my birthday in the most colorful city of Romania.

Located in the well known area Transylvania, this is actually one of the most visited cities in Romania and it’s listed by UNESCO as the World Heritage Site.

In my opinion, this is one of the most stylish cities in the country, but actually, my thoughts from my first visit were kind of wrong. Sighisoara is very beautiful, but it’s a small city. Actually, you can visit it in just few hours. I was there for three days, so I visited Sighisoara and it surroundings. Besides walking on the streets, admire the colorful houses and the medieval style of the city center, there are some other things that I would recommend you. Let me give you a preview of what you will find there.

The Clock Tower- this is the entry point to the old citadel of Sighisoara. The Clock was built in the 14th century and it’s visible from almost every corner of the city. If you decide to visit the history museum inside it and go up in the tower, the view over the city is truly amazing.

The covered stairway (Scara Scolarilor) – built in 1642, this stairway was created for the children to protect them on their way to
J. Haltrich school. Initially,there were 300 stairs, but now, there are only 175. The stairway it’s not very heavy to climb, but it is a rehearsal on the pipe organ.

The Church on the Hill- if you were wandering what you’ll see at the end of these 175 stairs- this is your answer: a school, a church and a cemetery. On top of that, you get a nice panoramic view. This is one of the most important churches in Transylvania and it contains great paintings from 14th-16th century.

The Cemetery of the Evangelical Church – it’s also nice to visit as it looks more like a peaceful park and it’s not creepy at all. I wrote about this cemetery before, you can check it here.

The Tailors’ Tower- it has the same medieval look and it’s the second gateway into the Citadel of Sighisoara, so make sure you don’t miss it.

The Bethlen Castle from Cris is at 30 km from Sighisoara and it’s one of the best castles that you will ever see. I wrote more about it here, along with other great castles in Romania.

At 8 km drive you will find the Domain Dracul Danes -it’s a big place, more like a farm as it has a mini zoo, a restaurant, a pool and a horse riding facility. Here is where I rode for the first time and the experience was pretty cool. It’s not really my type of accommodation, but if you pass by, it could be nice to visit.

My pictures captured the most beautiful side of Sighisoara and I truly believe it’s worth seeing it. Although, as in any touristic city, the prices are overrated, the food wasn’t great and you won’t find too much of a nightlife.

Have you ever been to Sighisoara? I would like to know your opinion about the city.

Thanks for reading, M.

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