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The Tower of Stairs (Turnul Scarilor)

Address: Piata Huet, 3, Sibiu, Romania
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Ranked #11 of 26 Attractions in Sibiu
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: In the proximity of the Evangelic Church.

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Bucharest, Romania
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442 reviews 442 reviews
393 attraction reviews
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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43 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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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Sibiu, Sibiu, Romania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Nice to see tower in the middle of the town, the whole street it's on has a nice feel to it, being closed for cars really helps.

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