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Sighisoara


Sighisoara is a city on the Târnava Mare River in Mure? County, Romania. Located in the historic region of Transylvania, Sighisoara has a population of 28,102 according to the 2011 census. It is a popular tourist destination for its well-preserved walled old town, which is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

According to ancient military architectures writings, the defence towers had to be a fortification system for the mutual defense, and, at the same time, each tower was supposed to be an independent fortress: a break at the base of a tower did not mean entering into the city, capturing a tower did not have to lead to the conquest of the city. Most of these towers were hollow and equipped with elevators and underground galleries.
  • Sighisoara Clock Tower (Turnul cu Ceas) - the landmark of the city is a 64 m-high tower built in the 13th century. Today it is a museum of history.
  • The Tinsmiths' Tower (Turnul Cositorarilor)
  • The Butchers' Tower (Turnul Macelarilor)
  • The Bootmakers' Tower
  • The Tailors' Tower (Turnul Croitorilor)
  • The Furriers' Tower (Turnul Cojocarilor)
  • The Ironsmiths' Tower (Turnul Fierarilor)
  • The Ropemakers' Tower (Turnul Frânghierilor)
  • The Tanners' Tower (Turnul Tabacarilor)
  • The Face Tower - tower on the route to Târgu Mures, out of the citadel, but still worth visiting thanks to its story.



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