Centrul Istoric Sighisoara, Sighisoara

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Go back to the time of medieval craftspeople and merchants at Centrul Istoric Sighisoara, a small, fortified town--now a World Heritage Site--built by Saxon settlers in the 12th century. This was the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, a daunting Romanian ruler whose life story inspired the legend of Dracula. Strategically built on a hill, the town played an important commercial role on the route between Central Europe and the Ottoman Empire. Walk amidst the stone and brick houses topped by high tiled roofs. Take the long stairway, covered by the 17th-century wooden roof and guarded by a clock tower, to reach the citadel on top of the hill. Nine out of the original 14 watchtowers remain standing on the citadel wall. Use our Sighisoara trip planner to visit Centrul Istoric Sighisoara on your trip to Sighisoara, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Well preserved and maintained historic city center. A lot of color on the houses in the alleyways and nice views. It probably gets very busy during the peak tourist season but we were visiting mid... 
    Well preserved and maintained historic city center. A lot of color on the houses in the alleyways and nice views. It probably gets very busy during the peak tourist season but we were visiting mid...  more »
  • The historical center of Sighisoara is a very beautiful one. Although it is pretty touristy, it is worth visiting with its citadel, churches and colorful houses. It is one of the best city centers in....  more
    The historical center of Sighisoara is a very beautiful one. Although it is pretty touristy, it is worth visiting with its citadel, churches and colorful houses. It is one of the best city centers in....  more »

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