Sighisoara is a UNESCO World Heritage Site from 1999, representing a small town in central Transylvania, where you can see and visit touristic objectives, although the real attraction is the medieval architecture which is well preserved that can give you a glimpse into the past centuries.
3 Touristic objectives in Sighisoara
- The Clock Tower
Sighisoara’ s main point of attraction is the Clock Tower, also known as the Council Tower, built in the second half of the 14th century and expanded in the 16th century. The Clock Tower served as the gathering place for the City Council until 1556. Since 1899, it has housed the History Museum.
- The Church on the Hill
The building of the church started in 1345 and ended in 1525, 180 years later. The church was completely painted on the inside, but in 1776, most of the old murals were destroyed, provided that exact copies would be made on parchment and reproduced later. Unfortunately, the copies were lost and the murals never reproduced. A recent restoration brought back fragments of some of the original late 15th century frescoes.
- Vlad Dracul’ s House
The Vlad Dracul House is located in the Citadel Square, close to the Clock Tower. This yellow ochre-colored house is the place where Vlad Tepes, the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s famous Dracula, was born in 1431 and lived with his father, Vlad Dracul, until 1435 when he moved to Targoviste.