Discovering Medieval Sighisoara
A short trip to discover the UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Sighisoara Citadel. A city that hosts the Medieval Festival known beyond the borders, a city that is visited every year by thousands of tourist to rediscover each time another face of this beautiful town.
|MINIMUM GROUP SIZE:||10 person|
|WEAR:||Comfortable athletic clothing, hat, jacket and sunscreen.|
|PRICE|| 405 euro/person in double room|
→IMPORTANT NOTE: Single Supplement – 30 euro/person
Discovering Medieval Sighisoara should be one of the most important location to visit for all Dracula’s fans. Why? Because Medieval Sighisoara is the birth place of Vlad the Impaler also known as Dracula. Mures county map have a special place for Sighisoara Dracula Castle.
Our 2 days journey starts in the morning from Cluj-Napoca, The Treasure City of Transylvania. From Cluj, our destination is Sighisoara, one of the most beautiful and best-preserved medieval citadels in Europe.
Once we arrive there, we travel back in time in a place where everything seems to remain unchanged through the years, a pearl which shows us how Transylvania was centuries ago.
Sighisoara was founded by the Saxon colonists in the 13th century on a ground where it was a little fortification called Sandava and during the Roman occupation, a little fort. The city of Sighisoara is also the place where Vlad the Impaler, known as Dracula, was born in 1431, in the Draculesti family. Prince Vlad used to punish his disloyal servants and the nobles by impalement, a practice that gave him this fearsome name.
After we try some of the local dishes, we continue our amazing tour with the Clock Tower, an important edifice built in the 14th century, watching Sighisoara like a gentle giant. At the top of the tower, we can relax, enjoying the panoramic view.
Our next stop is the Church of the Dominican Monastery with a long history, which became in the 16th century the Lutheran church of the city, an example of late Gothic architecture. To the north of the Clock Tower stands another imposing structure, the Church on the Hill, with its colorful frescoes fragments.
This church is connected with the square through a wooden passage, known as Scholars Stairs. Sighisoara was one of the most powerful citadels in the medieval times and this one because of the big numbers of guilds working to develop the city. 9 of the towers that belonged to the guilds have survived and you can admire nowadays. Blacksmiths’, Butchers’, Cobblers’, Furriers’, Ropemakers’, Tailors’, Tanners’, Tinsmiths’ and of course Clock Tower transforms Sighisoara in a fairy tale realm.
Next day, we say goodbye to the citadel, heading back to Cluj. On the way we stop in Turda, to visit the local salt mine, a place renovated in the last years, where we will spend some leisure time, discovering the way that salt was removed and processed in the interior of the mine.
After a pleasant lunch, we continue to the final destination, Cluj-Napoca, with a lot of memories from an unforgettable journey.
Bus / Minibus