Main Entrance to Citadel


The main entrance to Sighişoara's medieval citadel.

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1. Clock Tower

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The multicoloured-tiled roof of Sighişoara’s Clock Tower glitters like the scales of a dragon. The tower was built in the 14th century and expanded 200…

2. Casa Vlad Dracul

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Vlad Ţepeş (aka Dracula) was reputedly born in this house in 1431 and lived here until the age of four. It's now a decent restaurant, but for a small…

3. Church of the Dominican Monastery

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This late-Gothic church has a spooky air, and guards a trove of baroque finery inside. First mentioned in 1298, the church was rebuilt between 1482 and…

4. Blacksmiths' Tower

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Dating to 1631, this pointy-roofed watchtower was once managed by Sighişoara's medieval guild of blacksmiths.

5. Statue of Vlad Ţepeş

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Behind the Church of the Dominican Monastery is a Statue of Vlad Ţepeş (sometimes known as 'The Impaler'), showing the legend with a bewildered look and…

6. Piaţa Cetăţii

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Gem-sized Piaţa Cetăţii is the heart of old Sighişoara. It was here that markets, craft fairs, public executions, impalings and witch trials were held.

7. Citadel

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Sighişoara's delightful medieval buildings are enclosed within its citadel, a Unesco-listed complex of protective walls and watchtowers. Walking in the…

8. Tinsmiths' Tower

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The top-heavy Tinsmiths' Tower is one of the most easily recognisable, both for its height (25m) and its octagonal upper level. A siege in 1704 left scars…