4 Epic Towns You Have to Visit in Transylvania
Sighişoara will have you at hello
There’s so much to see in this small, coquette town! Does the name Dracula ring any bells? Needless to say it does, and let me tell you that we’re in the Count’s birthplace and we’re about to have the time of our lives!
Sighişoara stands as one of the best-preserved and splendid medieval places in Europe. We’ve just arrived in the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, which is also known as the Pearl of Transylvania or the Transylvanian Nürnberg. Let’s walk its cobbled streets and stare at this 16th century gem abounding of ornate churches and burgher houses. Sighişoara reveals itself as a genuine museum town offering us the rare chance to turn back time and enjoy the medieval atmosphere of hundreds of years ago. Oh, what a visual delight!
Rivalling the historic streets of Wien and Prague, the perfectly intact Sighişoara features nine towers and plenty of other magical attractions. I’ll make sure we won’t miss seeing the citadel with its Clock Tower (Turnul cu Ceas), the landmark of the city. With its baroque architecture, the tower’s balcony gives us the most breathtaking view we can have over the town. Then, I’ll show you the gothic Monastery Church (Biserica Mânăstirii), the Vlad Dracul House (Casa Vlad Dracul), and we’ll go up the Covered Staircase (Scara Şcolarilor).
Hey, did I mention that we’ll go around on foot all this time? Sighişoara is a small place, meant to be admired closely, street by street, tower by tower. As soon as we get tired, we’re just going to relax at one of the numerous terraces in the center and make plans for our next trip.