Sighisoara Citadel

Today I visited Sighisoara Citadel, the historical centre of Sighisoara that was built in the 12th century and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also reported to be the birth place of Vlad Tepes, a.k.a. Vlad the Impaler – the inspiration for Dracula.

The Citadel is the old part of the town and is on a hill above the rest of Sighisoara. The old preserved medieval fortified town is still inhabited as well as being a popular tourist destination.

Part of the Citadel (foreground) and the newer part of Sighisoara down below
Part of the Citadel (foreground) and the newer part of Sighisoara down below
Sighisoara below the Citadel
Sighisoara below the Citadel
Part of the old city wall
Part of the old city fortified wall
Old city wall
Old city wall
Cobbled street leading down from the Citadel
Cobbled street leading down from the Citadel
Old Roof
Old Roof
Clock Tower
Clock Tower
Roof of the Clock Tower
Roof of the Clock Tower
The Cobbler's Tower
The Cobbler’s Tower
Colourful houses on narrow, cobbled streets
Colourful houses on narrow, cobbled streets
Very colourful
Very colourful
A  peaceful corner
A peaceful corner
The Scholars Stairs (1642) - built to protect school children on the way to school in the winter
The Scholars Stairs (1642) – built to protect school children on the way to school in the winter
Buttresses
Buttresses
The Ropemaker's Tower
The Ropemaker’s Tower

I’ll be leaving Sighisoara tomorrow and heading to the Sibiu/Brasov/Bran area of Transylvania. I haven’t decided where to stay yet, so I’ll be researching that this afternoon. There are some cool-looking castles to visit so I’ll probably pick a campsite as a base and drive out to see the sights.

 

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