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Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council)

Sibiu, Romania
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Ranked #4 of 26 Attractions in Sibiu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Geelong, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Great view, good climb, and interesting history of the city. Very cheap to get in and the 400 year old clock inside is amazing!

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Romania
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243 reviews 243 reviews
94 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A great place for a view over the city, know the history of Sibiu and admiring some nice paints made by locals. Enjoy!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A lot of stairs lead the way up to a great birds eye view of the lovely Sibiu, I was here for sunset and took some nice photos, I wanted to head back here again during the day, but didn't get the chance. Great value, and there were some interesting artwork on display when I visited also. A must do... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is THE place for every photographer as you can take some nice shots of the old and new city and also the hills around it. It's a long climb until you reach the top, but a bit of exercise doesn't hurt anyone.

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Moscow, Russia
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622 reviews 622 reviews
357 attraction reviews
396 helpful votes 396 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Wonderful views will open before you the higher you reach. You have to climb up the stairs to this one, as the roofs of Sibiu town houses make for a truly splendind picture. The stairs are steep and there are some parts of the staircase that are really narrow, but otherwise it's just great. Entrance fee is also just symbolic.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I loved it! Once you get to the top the views are awesome. The stairs were quite something. Those not in shape, or with bad knees, might not like them.

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Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Great views but needs to make itself more obvious as nearly walked past. Stairs bit steep but worth it for the views.

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Bucharest, Romania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Council Tower offers a great view from the top. You can see all of Sibiu and its landmarks and it is a good starting point to a visit of the city. You will find explanations for the main landmarks you see from the top so it is like a mini tour guide. To get to the top you have... More

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London, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a great starting point for your tour of Sibiu. We were charged on 2Lei pp for the visit. You ascend a spiral staircase and there are a few levels where you can stop, witness the changing views as you climb higher, see paintings & photographs. The top level offers fantastic views of the immediate plazas & beyond to... More

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Uk
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Council Tower may not look very impressive from the outside but the views from the top are amazing. You can see all of Sibiu and its landmarks from the top and it is the best starting point to a visit of the city as you get your bearings from the top. There are explanations of the main landmarks you... More

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