Sighisoara, pretty town in Transylvania

Sighisoara is a pretty little town in Transylvania, Romania that you should not miss out. I went with my in-laws from Sebes, and it took us 5 hours by car (1.5 hours departure from Sibiu). The drive is a good way to explore the Transylvanian rolling hills and its villages.

History

Sighisoara, designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is one of the seven walled citadels in Transylvania. It’s a 12th century fortified town occupied by the Transylvanian Saxons.

Trivial: Bram Stoker’s Gothic novel Dracula is based on Vlad Draclu, a resident of this town. Vlad Dracul is also known as Vlad Tepes (“Tepes” means “Impaler” – notoriety earned from the way how Vlad Dracul executed his enemies)

My impressions

Pretty. Colourful. Fairytalelike. Enchanting.

Hilly streets, paved with cobbles. Little houses in myriad colours lined up the streets. Short vibrant-coloured entrances leading to courtyards or gardens. Medieval towers and streets named after the professions of the craftsmen. Flowers of kaleidoscopic colours prettily arranged along the streets. Unexpected secluded passage ways.

Let the photos do the talking

The Clock Tower. Main entrance to the pretty citadel. In front of the tower stands the house of Vlad Dracul.
Clock Tower. Couple
Lovebirds in front of the Clock Tower
Sighisoara. Entrance. Clock Tower
Entrance to the Citadel through the Clock Tower
Sighisoara. Secluded passage way with adorable danglings on the window.
Secluded passage way with adorable danglings on the window.
Adorable danglings on the window that is above the passageway
Random Street Pic
Above : Admiring the St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church (not shown in the photo).                                                    Below : In-laws taking shade at a less touristic square.
Lacy-curtained windows decorated with pots of plants.
Lacy-curtained windows decorated with pots of plants.
Sighisoara. Church on the hill
Left top : Instead of using the Scholar’s Stairs, we took the hilly, cobbled path up to the church so as to enjoy the scenary. Left bottom: Scholar’s Stairs. The covered stair-passage (wooden structure paved with cobbles) was built to take the students and church goers to the school and church at the top of the hill. The original 300-step stairs was reduced to 175 steps. 
Right : The Church on the Hill

A brownish-red entrance to a guest house with an internal courtyard.
Entrance of a guest house with leads to an internal garden.
Sighisoara. Random Street Scenes
Random Street Scenes
Colours-splashed streets
One of the several colours-splashed streets : Strada Tamplarilor. (Carpenters’ Street ).
Turnul Cojocarilor (Furriers' Tower)
Behind Strada Tamplarilor (Carpenters’ Street) locates the Turnul Cojocarilor (Furriers’ Tower)
Tourul Cojocarilor (Furriers Tower)
A little girl photo posing at the Tourul Cojocarilor (Furriers’ Tower).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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