Cultural Corridors of South East Europe

South East Europe / Eastern Trans-Balkan Road

Historic Centre of Sighisoara

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Historic Centre of Sighisoara

About the site

Corridor: Eastern Trans-Balkan Road
Country: Romania, Sighisoara
Type: Historic Town
Epoch: Middle Ages
Theme: Fortresses
World Heritage: Cultural Heritage
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Founded by German craftsmen and merchants known as the Saxons of Transylvania, Sighisoara 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.


Sighisoara Citadell 

The citadell of Sighisoara developed from a fortified precinct atop of a hill watching the river and the commercial route along it. Two particular important monuments are landmarking the citadell: The Church of the Hill (mid XIVth-end XVth century) and the Clock Tower (XIVth century).

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Read more about Historic Centre of Sighisoara at the Unesco World Heritage List.