Saturday, November 26, 2016

DRACULA'S CITADEL

DRACULA'S CITADEL

The Colorful Sighișoara Citadel – Dracula’s Birthplace

What better place for murder and mystery than Dracula’s home?


Each house is different and has something worth seeing.
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The Clock Tower houses the History Museum


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The House with Stag


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The Vlad Dracul House


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The Church on the Hill (Bergkirche)


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The Furriers’ Tower


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The Citadel Square


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The Streets and Houses of the Citadel


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View from the tower


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The Statue of Vlad Ţepeş


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Street Café


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Jimmy, the famous and friendly dog of the Citadel
Originally posted on GARDEN OF EADY:
The Sighişoara Citadel is one of the most beautiful citadels in Europe.
Sighişoara is situated on the Târnava Mare River, in the historic region of Transylvania. The city is know to Hungarians as “Segesvár” and to the Germans as “Schäßburg”.
I have been to many cities in my country, but I have to say that Sighişoara is one of the most beautiful cities of Romania. The Sighişoara Citadel is registered in the UNESCO world heritage. The citadel was built in the 12th century. In the 15th – 16th century, Sighişoara became an important political, economical and cultural center. The defensive wall with a length of 930 m, 14 defense towers and 5 artilery bastions used to protect the city. There are still 9 towers and two bastions.
Sighişoara is also known as the birthplace of Vlad Ţepeş (Vlad the Impaler). Vlad Ţepeş, Prince of Wallachia, was born in 1431 in…
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