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Day trip to Sighisoara - Biertan Citadel - Viscri Citadel

Day trip to Sighisoara - Biertan Citadel - Viscri Citadel

Sighisoara

Sighisoara

Sighisoara
Sighisoara

Sighisoara is considered to be the most beautiful and well preserved inhabited citadels in Europe with an authentic medieval architecture. In Eastern Europe, Sighisoara is one of the few fortified towns which are still inhabited.

Sighisoara was built by the Saxons between the 12th and the 17th centuries.

The Wallachian prince Vlad Tepes, Vlad Dracul's son, was born here in 1431.

His father minted coins in the town and issued the first document listing the town's Romanian name Sighisoara.

Landmark of Sighisoara, the Clock Tower is the most impressive and picturesque if it's towers.

It was built in the second half of the 14th century and expanded to 64m height in the 16th century.

Near the tower  is the central Piata Cetatii, surrounded by attractive 16th century houses.

On  of the neigbouring streets is the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. It is now a very unsinister
restaurant.

One of the nicest things in Sighisoara is to walk the long and narrow cobbled streets lined with faded pink, green, and ocher houses. Each house deserves a look as each one of them is different than the others and has something worth seeing.

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Sighisoara

Sighisoara

Sighisoara

Biertan Citadel

Biertan Citadel

Biertan Citadel
Biertan Citadel

Biertan is one of the oldest Saxon settlements from Transylvania.

The first inhabitants came here in the 13th century, the first document mentioning Biertan dating back to 1224. They were brought in Transylvania by the Hungarian kings who had wanted to secure the borders of their newly conquered territory, to enclose the local population and to develop the local economy.

Biertan is best known for having one of the largest and best preserved fortified churches in Transylvania. Its Fortified Church belongs to UNESCO World Heritage (since 1995) due to its unique artistic and historical value.

The Citadel in Biertam has a rich history dating back to the 1400's.

The Fortress, whose records show that it has never been conquered by enemy troops, has three concentric precincts, built in such a way as to prevent landslides.

The fortified church of Biertan was built between 1490 and 1524 in the Late Gothic style, being the last one in Transylvania of this type. The impressive church is protected by the outer walls and several towers built in the same time with the church.

One of the most interesting buildings of the entire complex is the matrimonial prison where the couples who wanted to divorce where forced to spend some time together, sharing all the time just one room, one bed, one chair, one set of cutlery and so on.

In 400 years only one couple eventually decided to break up.

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Biertan Citadel

Biertan Citadel

Biertan Citadel

Viscri Citadel

Viscri Citadel

Viscri Citadel
Viscri Citadel

Viscri  is one of the most impressive of all Romanian citadels,  gleaming white, upon a hill.

The origins of the fortified church date from 1100 when the Szecklers built a small church with a single hall and semicircular apse. In 1185 the church was taken over by Saxon colonists, and the Szecklers were forced to settle in southeast Transylvania.`

The wall that surrounds the citadel is fortified with three towers and two bastions.In the 14th century the east part of the church was rebuilt. A century later, two chambers in the defense corridor of the bastion were turned into school rooms.

The first fortifications with towers were added around 1525. In the 18th century the church was surrounded by a second defense wall. After 1743 a covered corridor for the storage of corn was built.

Between 1970-1971 complex restoration actions were performed within the citadel – the defense passage of the eastern bastion was one of the elements that were rebuilt then.

The fortified church is considered to be oldest church in Transylvania, and also one of the best preserved.

From the main tower there's a view of idyllic countryside and the village.

Prince Charles of Wales,  was impressed by  the unspoiled natural beauties of Transylvania.

In 2006, The Prince bought and restored an 18th Century Saxon houses in Viscri to help protect the unique way of life and promote sustainable tourism.

Visiting Viscri, in central Romania, is like journeying into the past — to a medieval landscape and existence that has been bypassed by all things modern.

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Viscri Citadel

Viscri Citadel

Viscri Citadel
PRICE

1 person – 120 euro

2 person – 140 euro/group

3 person – 150 euro/group

4 person – 180 euro/group

+ 5 person – 40 euro/person

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Transport by car/minivan

English,French,Italian speaking guide.

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