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The Tower of Stairs (Turnul Scarilor)

Address: Piata Huet, 3, Sibiu, Romania
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Ranked #11 of 25 Attractions in Sibiu
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: In the proximity of the Evangelic Church.
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: In the proximity of the Evangelic Church.

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Timisoara, Romania
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75 reviews 75 reviews
43 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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489 reviews 489 reviews
434 attraction reviews
264 helpful votes 264 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
55 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Croydon, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

great work-out. a tower full of them. done more in Heidelberg and Tallin but fun fun fun. for only 40p it is well worth it. you can rest at each floor.

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Bucharest
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

If you are in the big square, it takes less than $1 to climb it and only few minutes. You can stop at every level so you don't need to be worried. Only the first few steps are narrow so way not try a bird's eye view?

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Sussex
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168 reviews 168 reviews
43 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

For the views alone, a lovely tower with concrete and wooden stairs, small rooms off the climb hosting art exhibitions,well worth the 2 Lei (40p)

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