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Two jewels of Transylvania

The Fortress of Sighisoara

The medieval town of Sighisoara, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, which has been preserved with its towers, churches, medieval streets and passageways since the 15th century is a city in the Mures county, in Transylvania, western Romania.

Sighisoara is the birthplace of Vlad Dracula, king of Wallachia in the mid-1400s. His nickname was Vlad the Impaler and his life and actions were the inspiration of Bram Stoker’s book, Count Dracula.

The city of Sighisoara not only hosts his memorial house, The Dragon House, but also other buildings preserved intact since the medieval ages, such as the Venetian House, which was built in the 13th century, the Church on the Hill, which still has its 500 years old frescos, and the Church of the Dominican Monastery, a Gothic church which was built in 1289.

Also, not far away from Sighisoara is one of the most impressive medieval strongholds in Transylvania, with walls more than 35 feet tall, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Biertan Fortified Church.

    

Viscri is a village in the Brasov county, Transylvania. The name of the village is originally German, “Weisskirch” meaning “The White Church” and is given thanks to the beautiful, imposing white walls of the fortified church.

Visiting the village is a like going back in time, thanks to the old houses, some of them several hundred years old, which haven’t been refurbished and are painted in warm, beautiful colours. In the village, neither the roads nor the pensions have names. However, the pensions are beautiful and still have the old medieval pieces of furniture, while at the same time, modern facilities. Above the village, the imposing Tower of the Evangelical Fortified Church can be seen, into which tourists can go. The landscape seen from the tower is stunningly beautiful.

Even though Viscri has slightly less than 500 inhabitants, the number of tourists visiting the village every year exceeds 15,000. The village became famous thanks to Charles, the Prince of Wales, who bought a house there in 1996.

    

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Pictures of attractions in Sighisoara and Viscri

The Church on the Hill from Sighisoara
The Church on the Hill from Sighisoara
Statue of Vlad Dracula in Sighisoara
Statue of Vlad Dracula in Sighisoara
Viscri Fortified Church
Viscri Fortified Church
View of the White Church from Viscri
View of the White Church from Viscri
The Clock Tower from Sighisoara
The Clock Tower from Sighisoara

Photo credits:

The Fortress of Sighisoara (top picture) by Ciprian Samihaian - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, The Church on the Hill from Sighisoara by Sanoi - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0Statue of Vlad Dracula in Sighisoara by Pmatlock - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0Viscri Fortified Church by Aleksander Dragnes - source, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0View of the White Church from Viscri by Wissenkanon - Own work, Public domain, The Clock Tower from Sighisoara by Pudelek - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

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