The Medieval Centre of Sighisoara
On a winter evening, which happened to be the 20th of December, I decided to climb the stairs and to step through the door of another era. Look what I had experienced before making heritage fun with a #…
The well-known castle was built in 1280, and later on, thanks to the masters and their well-organised crafts a stone wall bas built (XVI. century) which reached 15 m height and 93 m length in 200 years.
The wall was accompanied with 14 watchtowers: the Clock Tower, the Tanner’s, the Tailor’s, the Smith’s, the Furrier’s, the Boot-maker’s, the Butcher’s, the Rope-maker’s, and the Tin Tower (these still exist). The Barber’s, the Fitter’s, the Weaver’s and the Cooper’s Tower don’t exist today.
Among them the most visited one is the Clock Tower which also hosts a clock and pharma museum, and offers a great panorama from the top.
You can get lost between its narrow streets, you can find your place at romantic corners and enter the tenements from the medieval era. While wandering it is worth checking out: the Cloister Monastery, the Venetian House, the House with Stage, the Synagogue, and the Park with the statue of the Hungarian poet Petőfi Sándor, who most probably lost his life on the battlefield of Fehéregyháza, the midow which can be seen from this hill.
You might stop by the City Hall next to the Cloister Church, and you can also catch an art exhibition nearby. Afterwards it is recommended to climb the Student Stares to the Hilly Church, the Europa Nostra awarded evangelic church which has remarkable paintings and a crypt. The Evangelic Gymnasium next to it is still in use and is functioning as a museum as well.
Stay and admire the surroundings, the people, and come back for the Medieval Festival in July, or the Proetnica Festival in August when the medieval past returns to Transylvania. One of the basic historic personalities is Dracula, aka Vlad Țepeș (Vlad Dracul) whose birthplace lays in the old centre. According to some assumptions, we lived there between 1431-1436, with his family.
This was not my first occasion to visit Sighișoara, and I recommend everyone to come back as soon as they can, and discover the whole region which is a unique mixture of all the ethnic culture from Transylvania.
My slideshow-based article with photos can be found on the following here:
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