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Historic Centre of Sighisoara (Cetatea Sighișoara)

Historic Centre of Sighisoara (Cetatea Sighișoara)

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Piata Cetatii Nr.1 | Center of Sighisoara, Sighisoara 545400, Romania
+40 745 501 861
http://www.sighisoara.org/
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Founded by German craftsmen and merchants known as the Saxons of Transylvania, Sighişoara is a fine example of a small, fortified medieval town which played an important strategic and commercial role ... Read more
on the fringes of central Europe for several centuries. In 1999, it was added to UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.

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Meridian

This is my favorite destination in Romania! The buildings are the original structures from early German settlers. Great food, amazing views, and a ton to see in a reasonably small area. AMAZING!

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Historic Center of Sighisoara is UNESCO Heritage Site. Founded by Saxon craftsmen and merchants, Sighişoara is a fine example of a small, fortified medieval town that played an important strategic and commercial role of central Europe.

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Arlington

Beautiful medieval city that's a UNESCO site. You can see most of the attractions in a day as the citadel isn't big. Walk up the covered stairs to see the church on the hill and it's nice cemetery. It's a very touristy spot.

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San Francisco

Sighişoara, another quaint Germanic town with plenty of cobblestoned streets to trip on. It’s full of perfectly preserved medieval buildings. Its mountaintop citadel is a UNESCO site that is over 800 years old. There’s a great view from the Turnul cu Ceas (Clock Tower). There’s also a pleasant torture room inside. In the town’s Piaţa Cetăţii (Central Plaza), people used to buy fruits and watch the executions. Now they just buy fruits. Within the medieval citadel, you’ll find Dracula’s birthplace. Vlad Ţepeş was born in 1431 and reputedly lived there until he was four years old. The site is now a bar and restaurant. Fresh blood is missing from the menu.

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Sighisoara has a very well preserved medieval fortified old town built on a hill. Things to do: visit the clock tower, the city walls and towers, climb the covered staircase (many stairs), eat in a traditional restaurant and take part in festivals that are being held almost all year long (i.e. the medieval festival). Sighisoara is designated an Unesco World Heritage Site. A must see for any visitor in Romania.

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Buenos Aires

El centro histórico de Sighisoara es Patrimonio de la Humanidad de la Unesco, ingresando por la Torre del Reloj, las calles de piedra dan antiguas plazoletas, a edificios antiguos, a bellas posadas, a la casa en la que nació Vlad Dracul el empalador. En cada callejón hay una historia, una foto que sacar, un paisaje para ver. Lo mejor es caminarla despacio, con tiempo para viajar al pasado.

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Aliases: Cetatea Sighișoara

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