Sighișoara, România

by | Feb 11, 2018

Located in central Romania, in Transylvania, Sighisoara is one of the most beautiful and best preserved medieval towns in Europe.Designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this perfectly intact 16th century gem with nine towers, cobbled streets, burgher houses and ornate churches rivals the historic streets of Old Prague or Vienna for its magic atmosphere. With over 100 buildings inhabited as historical monuments, 9 existing defense towers and churches, Sighisoara Citadel – the Pearl of Transylvania, was included on the UNESCO Heritage List as the only medieval city-fortress town. Whether you come for an Isoric trail in the city, whether you are coming to taste the Saxon liqueur, Sighisoara is welcoming: you can find history, culinary art, and varied events throughout the year.
Every street from Sighisoara old town is a colorful street.
Once you arrive in the Citadel Square you can benefit of a great view: the streets that run along the city and the some of the main buildings:the Clock Tower and the Deer House.
Sighişoara Clock Tower was built in the 14th century to protect the main gate of the citadel, to host the City Council meetings, and for keeping the archives and treasures of Sighişoara. The tower expanded 200 years later. It remains the prettiest sight in town, offering a magnificent panorama from the top.
Another important Sighisoara attraction is the covered staircase or the schoolchildren staircase.
With this final capture, I want to invite you all who didn’t see “the Pearl of Transylvania” – one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, to come and discover it. Besides Sighișoara, Romania offers countless unique travel experiences that are waiting to be discovered. The country’s mountain scenery, its great diversity of wildlife and cultures, aswell as the many architectural treasures will offer you great experiences.

Not to miss.

1. The Clock Tower

2. The Church from the Hill

3. The covered staircase

4. Vlad Dracul’s House (Casa Dracula)

5. The Stag House (Casa cu Cerb)

How to get there.

By plane:
The closest airports are located in Sibiu (100km) and Cluj-Napoca (150km). From Bucharest Otopeni Airport it is a distance of 300 km.

By train:
From Bucharest and any other major city, there are trains and buses that go to Sighisoara, the prices being fairly affordable.

By car:
The destination is also easily reachable by car, being located on the E60 European road, an opportunity to also discover the amazing medieval Transylvania, most fortified churches of the region being within close range of Sighisoara.

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