TOP 11 The most beautiful tourist sights in Sighisoara!


Yes! Sighisoara is definitely a fairytale city due to the history the city has, the cobbled streets, the brightly colored buildings, the architecture and structure of the buildings, the medieval air and its originality. 

Sighisoara is the only city in Romania and among the few in Europe that is built on a citadel, and it is an inhabited citadel. The Medieval Citadel of Sighisoara is not only an open-air museum, but also the home of the inhabitants, preserving its original architecture. A Saxon town, they left a real museum in nature for us to enjoy. From the year 1676, the Saxons gave up building wooden houses, and started building all stone buildings, being a continuous competition in relation to their craftsmanship, architecture and beauty. 

The historical area of the city is protected with world value, being registered in the UNESCO heritage. The city is divided into three parts: the citadel, the green ring around the citadel and the lower city. Each part is divided into smaller areas based on when it was founded and how it is protected. Being such a beautiful city, it has reached the top of the most visited cities in Romania, being increasingly sought after by tourists from the country and abroad. 

Sighișoara is located in the heart of Transylvania, and once here, I advise you to visit the restaurants that seem to be from the last century as well as the architecture, take a walk around the city and enjoy the medieval air of this wonderful city. 

Below we have prepared a list of the most important tourist attractions of the city, so that you can enjoy all that it has to offer. 

See here also the TOP of the most beautiful cities in Transylvania.

Sighisoara tourist attractions - What to visit in Sighisoara

Sighisoara Fortress

Built between the 13th and 17th centuries, Sighisoara Citadel is the center of the medieval city, and one of the most important cultural landmarks in Transylvania and Romania. Sighisoara Citadel is one of the most beautiful in the country, with walls over 10 meters high and consists of 14 Defense Towers, some of which have been preserved to this day: The Clock Tower, the Butchers' Tower, the Blacksmiths' Tower, the Tinsmiths' Tower, the Shellers' Tower, the Butchers' Tower and the Frangiers' Tower. 

Citadel Square

Located in the heart of the Citadel, the Citadel Square in Sighisoara is one of the most beautiful places to visit, surrounded by beautiful buildings in pastel colors. It's a peaceful place with wonderful architecture, where you can relax on a terrace or try a TunTuk tour around the city streets.

The clock tower

The Clock Tower is a large, imposing building that welcomes visitors to the square. The building was rebuilt after a fire in 1556 and has statuettes representing the days of the week. Each small tower on the building shows that Sighisoara had the right to use the death penalty in the medieval era. The Clock Tower is 64 m high, the lower part of the tower dates from the 14th century and the upper levels are added later. The torture chamber at the base of the tower was once used to imprison soldiers. 

The clock also offers a great view of the city

 Visiting schedule of the Clock Tower:
May 15 – September 15: Monday – closed, Tuesday-Friday: 09:00 – 17:30, Saturday-Sunday: 10:00 – 17:30
September 16 – May 14: Monday – closed, Tuesday-Friday: 09:00 – 15:30, Saturday-Sunday: 09:00 – 15:30Price of a ticket: The clock tower – 15 lei, Exhibition of medieval weapons – 6 lei, The torture chamber - 4 lei. Pupils and students benefit from the 75% discount. 

Blacksmiths' Tower

The Blacksmiths' Tower was built in 1631 in place of the old Bărbierilo Towerr and dominates the northeastern side of the Sighișoara Citadel. It has the shape of a rectangle and is three stories high. Being located behind the Sighișoara Monastery Church, its main role was to protect the church in case of siege. It can be visited daily between 10:00 and 18:00. The price of a ticket for adults is 12 lei, and for students, pupils and pensioners 8 lei. 

The Shoemaker's Tower

The Shoemaker's Tower took its present form in 1681 and was built to help protect the city from attack. It is one of the most important tourist attractions of the city, which although it cannot be visited inside because it houses a radio station, it is worth visiting to admire its structure and architecture, and why not, for a memorable photo.

Sighisoara Monastery Church

The Sighișoara Monastery Church is a historical building located in the Sighișoara Citadel. It was built in Gothic style between 1492-1515 on the site of the old Dominican church from the 13th century. The church is now used by a Lutheran parish. The building is classified as a historical monument with impressive architecture.

Covered staircase

The Covered Staircase or Schoolmen's Staircase was built in 1642 and originally had 300 steps. It was covered to protect the children who used this route to J. Haltrich High School. Currently, only 175 steps are left of the staircase, the reason being its modifications since 1849. The covered staircase is a historical monument of the city and is located at the southern end of Scolii Street. 

The school in Deal 

The Hill School is a school that was originally built in 1522, and the current building was built in 1729. The Hill School in Sighisoara, today the "Josef Haltrich" high school, is one of the oldest schools in Transylvania. The Deal School is a historical monument and among the most important tourist attractions of the city of Sighisoara.

The deer house 

The Casa cu cerb building is one of the oldest in Piata Cetatii. The Casa Cu Cerb building is located in the center of Sighisoara Citadel. It is a listed historical monument. The mural on the outside of the building is a life-size deer. The name is based on this mural. Casa Cu Cerb is one of the oldest buildings in the Cetate and is the most architecturally interesting. It was built in the 1300s and was renovated by the Messerschmidt Foundation in the 1990s. It is now a hotel.

The house of Vlad the Impaler

Being located in Tin street number 1, between Cetății Square and the Clock Tower, Vlad Dracul House is one of the most popular attractions of the city because it is said that Vlad the Impaler was born here. The Vlad Dracul House is one of the oldest buildings in the city. It was probably the home of Vlad the Dragon and the birthplace of his son, Vlad the Impaler. The house now houses a medieval-themed restaurant. Behind it, the Museum of Medieval Weapons has a collection of arquebuses, crossbows and swords from the medieval era.

Saint Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral

Saint Joseph's Cathedral is a famous old church in the medieval city. It is built in an eclectic style, with neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque architecture characteristics predominating. The church has a nave with a length of 30 meters, a semicircular apse, a transept and a very tall bell tower. Saint Joseph's Cathedral is a well-known religious building on Romanian soil. It is a historical, cultural and architectural monument that has been registered in the national and European heritage. The cathedral is also a popular tourist attraction, with people coming to see it for both its historical significance and its art.  

Places to visit in the surroundings of Sighisoara: Dracula Daneș Domain, Mălâncrav Fortified Evangelical Church, Biertan Fortified Church, Saschiz Citadel, Valachid

Accommodation in Sighisoara - Where we stay in Sighisoara

  • Fronius Boutique Residence offers accommodation units in a renovated building, with a special atmosphere, right in the medieval fortress of Sighisoara. The property offers rooms full of personality, furnished with vintage wooden furniture and an outdoor terrace. The accommodation also offers parking, but you must notify the reception that you need it. A night's accommodation in a double room for two people starts from 300 lei with breakfast included. The price may fluctuate depending on the period of the reservation and the facilities chosen. 
  • Panorama Studio Sighisoara it is a central location that offers private parking space. The apartment is very spacious, with a special decoration, located in the heart of the city, very close to both the citadel and restaurants. The apartment has all the necessary facilities for a dream stay. One night's accommodation in the 45 m² Studio for two people is 160 lei. The price may fluctuate depending on the period of the reservation and the facilities chosen.
  • Mercure Sighisoara Binderbubi Hotel & Spa it is a 6-minute walk from the Medieval Citadel Square in the center of Sighisoara, and offers Tyrolean-inspired decor and a vaulted cellar. Guests benefit from free internet access and free parking. The rooms have a Tyrolean design and are equipped with air conditioning and a TV. A safe is available to guests. The hotel houses the Lorelei Restaurant, which serves Romanian and international dishes, as well as the La Pastorella wine cellar, where entertainment programs with live music are organized. A night's accommodation in a double room for two people starts from 220 lei. The price may fluctuate depending on the period of the reservation and the facilities chosen. 
  • Savri House is located in a building of historical importance that combines modern facilities and traditional Saxon architecture and decor from Transylvania. The property is located right next to the inhabited medieval fortress of Sighisoara. The rooms and suites at Casa Savri have vaulted ceilings, and some of them also have sloping ceilings. The feeling of traveling back in time is also reinforced by the brick walls and solid wood flooring and furniture. Each room also has a private bathroom with a shower cabin or a bathtub. Guests can rent bicycles to explore the beautiful landscape of Transylvania. A night's accommodation in a double room for two people starts from 440 lei with breakfast included. The price may fluctuate depending on the period of the reservation and the facilities chosen.

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