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The Tower of Stairs (Turnul Scarilor)

Address: Piata Huet, 3, Sibiu, Romania
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Ranked #12 of 33 things to do in Sibiu
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: In the proximity of the Evangelic Church.
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: In the proximity of the Evangelic Church.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The clock inside the tower, one of the oldest clocks in Romania, dating back to the 15th century, is an absolute masterpiece. You can look at its mechanisms through the glass surrounding it. At the last floor, you can admire the city.

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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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191 reviews 191 reviews
114 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Probably the oldest building in the city, it was also part of the old defending walls, very interesting to see. Just amazing to watch and think it is so old.

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Bucharest, Romania
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137 reviews 137 reviews
104 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The tower is not that tall, comparing to the tower of the council. The building is really old. It is worth to pay a visit and just find out more about the history of the tower.

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Timisoara, Romania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Known as the oldest building in town, it offers a great idea of how the town was centuries ago and takes you to old times. The tower and this part of the town reminds me of another great town in the area: Sighisoara.

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Bucharest, Romania
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498 reviews 498 reviews
443 attraction reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

In my oppinion this structure barely can be named a tower...it's far to be high.It is interesting only just by the fact it's considered the oldest building in the town.As I see here, a lot of people confuse it with Turnul Sfatului(The Tower of the Council),wich is much higher.Turnul Scarilor is situated in Piața Huet(Huet Square) and the only pictures... More 

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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92 reviews 92 reviews
55 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Tower of Stairs is part of the first fortification of the town of Sibiu. It was constructed during the late 12th or early 13th century. It connected the upper town with the lower town. The tower now houses the “Golden Barrel” (Butoiul de Aur) restaurant that is Romania’s oldest restaurant. An inscription “1542” in the tower may refer to... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

very nice view over Sibiu's City Centre. not very high, so easy to get to the top. Very nice old clock inside

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Luton, UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

On the way up, there are plentiful breaks with, at the time I was ascending, interesting art at various levels. Well worth the trip, with great views over this lovely town.

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Bucharest, Romania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It is placed in the old town of Sibiu. Together with the rest of the main attraction from old town create the most beautiful city from Romania. You should visit all of them in order to understand how beautiful are together.

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Israel
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This gives you a great view of the city and a list of main attractions. Worth visiting.Costs only 2 lei

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