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“A medieval pearl”

Sighisoara Historic Center
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Private Day Trip to Sighisoara, Viscri and Rupea Fortress from Brasov
Ranked #1 of 28 things to do in Sighisoara
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Kadima, Israel
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“A medieval pearl”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Reading beforehand about the old town and its unique structure made it even a greater fun. It is beautiful town, very well kept and restored with many hidden spots and impressive towers. Do not miss the clock tower, its amazing mechanism and the beautiful view from the top balcony.

Visited August 2012
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Tirgu Mures, Romania
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“One of the most beautiful cities in Europe”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

What more can i say, it's one of the most beautiful cities in Europe (right up there with Venice and others)!
Visit and you will see for yourself. Especially pictoresque and unforgetable during the summer or winter and during the Medieval Festival (last weekend of July every year)! An absolute "must see"!

Visited April 2013
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“2 days are enough”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

Beautiful town, felt deeply in medieval times. The historic town only requires two days, as there are not so many nice restaurants, we had to cut our stay short. The best restaurant is the restaurant in the hotel Casa Georgius Krauss and the best cafe to sit and enjoy is Casa Cositorarului. Best view from the clock tower. Enjoy!

Visited May 2013
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Manila, Philippines
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“historic sighisoara”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

was only in romania for 4D/3N and was very glad we were able to squeeze this in our very tight/ short-stay schedule.

officially a unesco site, would recommend this small charming town to everyone. go up the clock tower to see a panoramic view of the city. eat at vlad the impaler's (aka bram stoker's inspiration for dracula) birthplace/ house - don't forget to visit the 3rd floor exhibit! walk up the covered wooden stairs (175 steps) en route the church on top of the hill. stroll around the city and enjoy the colorful and well preserved houses.

in case you are looking for a budget friendly (private) tour, check out http://bucharest-city-tours.com/ . the 2D sighisoara tour which also includes old town brasov (another picturesque town), peles and bran castles are definitely worth the price. quite a steal if you compare prices with other websites! local guide adrian took very good care of us - very knowledgable and patient.

Visited April 2013
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Bucharest, Romania
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“Sighisoara, an UNESCO Heritage Centre”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

"Founded by German craftsmen and merchants known as the Saxons of Transylvania during the 12th century, Sighişoara is a fine example of a small, fortified medieval town which played an important strategic and commercial role on the fringes of central Europe for several centuries", is written on UNESCO site.

It is the last medieval citadel inhabited from South East Europe, just half on hour by car from Viscri village, where Prince Charles has bought a house. Do not expect to find luxury in Sighisoara, but you will find for sure authentic history and spectacular medieval festivals during the summer. And in between, you may visit the Crafts Towers or the Clock Tower Museum and when you will hear drum beats, go to see and hear the drummer speaker of the city: Tam Tam Tica Ram Pam Pam!

Visited July 2012
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