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Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council)

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Address: Sibiu, Romania
Phone Number: 40359407235
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doesn't cost much to visit this tower. Has an interesting history. And quite nice view from the top of the tower.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Finland
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83 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

doesn't cost much to visit this tower. Has an interesting history. And quite nice view from the top of the tower.

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While climbing the stairs we could admire some thematic photo exhibitions, which was quite nice (the thematic didn't attract us that much, but for sure others would appreciate it - and i believe it is changed at a certain amount of time). But the real benefit is the panoramic view from the top - you can see Sibiu in all... More 

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Thank Ana D
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Good preservated historic monument group. A good resume of beautiful Sibiu. We visited Sibiu, as our last stop before returning to Bucharest after visiting Transylvania. None of us disliked that decision.

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Thank un_elmo
Bucharest, Romania
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

You would never expect to see lovely view from a tower almost squeezed in the town but you should do it. And try to do it day and night as the view is so nice.

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Thank banuyollarda
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The Council Tower was a unexpected pleasant surprise - the very narrow stairs, the Japanese photo exhibition, the superior wooden structure, the clock mechanism and not the last - the view... Is something that you should not miss!

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Thank Cornel P
Bucharest, Romania
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92 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Beautiful tower, worth the climb. Entrance fee is really small. Nice view over the city and interesting historical details if you have the patience to read the panels inside

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Mexico City, Mexico
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

This place is defenitely worth visiting if you want to have a great view if Sibiu. It's better to go by day than by night. Keep in mind that the steps to go up are not very accesible so if you have movility problems I wouldn't reccomend going up.

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Thank andreatejedak
Bacau, Romania
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32 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

The tower is very nice. Inside can be seen the mechanism of the tower clock. Also the tower host temporary art exhibitions.

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Thank roxy87rox
Bucharest
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41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Turnul Sfatului (The Council Tower) is one of the most famous monuments of Sibiu. It bears this name because it used to defend the entrance gate into the second precinct, situated in the immediate vicinity of the building which once hosted the City Hall of Sibiu, mentioned in the documents for the first time in 1324

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Thank Rodicut
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Great view, cheap and really easy to climb. The stairs are narrowed but fits anyone through! There is also art displayed and history also.

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