Sights in Romania

Butterfly House, Praid

Since spring 2012, in Praid, Harghita county, was opened the first permanent butterfly house in Romania. The building was built specifically for this purpose and is divided into two parts:…

Praid Salt Mine

Praid Salt Mine is a rock salt mine located in Harghita County, in Gurghiu mountains. The first salt mines in the area date since the Roman times, but Praid Salt…

St. Joseph Cathedral, Sighisoara

St. Joseph Roman-Catholic Cathedral of Sighisoara was built in 1896, on the place were it used to stand the Franciscan Nuns Monastery and the Locksmiths’ Tower. The monument (together with…

Tanners Tower, Sighisoara

Tanners’ Tower was built around XIII – XIV centuries and is located in the south-west of the city. This is a modest tower compared to its neighbor, Tin Tower, to…

Butchers Tower, Sighisoara

Butchers’ Tower was built in the second half of the fifteenth century and is located on the west side of the surrounding wall. It is one of the two defense…

Ropemakers Tower, Sighisoara

The tower is one of the oldest edifices of Sighisoara citadel and was built along with its first walls. During the Tatar invasion, the tower was destroyed (1241) but was…

Tailors Tower, Sighisoara

Tailors Tower is located in the area of the second access gate into the city, opposite to The Clock Tower. This tower was built in the fourteenth century and is…

Tin Tower, Sighisoara

Tin Tower has a great position for defense, and together with the Clock Tower, dominates the lower part of the city. It was built together with the wall, but was…

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The Venetian House, Sighisoara

The Venetian House is located in Museum Square, at no 6 and was named this way because of the decorative elements of the facade. The house was probably built in…

The Monastery Church, Sighisoara

The church is a monument of Gothic architecture which is located near the the Clock Tower and belonged to the Dominican Monastery. The initial church was built in the thirteenth…

Vlad Dracul House, Sighisoara

In the Council Tower Square, near the Clock Tower, is located Vlad Dracul House; this is the place where it is supposed that Vlad Tepes, also known as Dracula, was…

Blacksmiths Tower, Sighisoara

Blacksmith Tower located behind the Monastery Church was built in 1631 on the foundations of the old Barbers Tower. His role was to defend the Church of the Monastery in…

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The Covered Staircase, Sighisoara

Covered Staircase or Pupils Staircase was built between 1660 – 1662 and had originally 300 increments. In the 1842, the stair was modified and now its foundation is made of…

Furriers’ Tower, Sighisoara

Furriers’ Tower is located on the western side of the surrounding wall and is one of the two defense towers of the Törl gate – once, this was the place…

The Shoemakers Tower, Sighisoara

The Shoemakers Tower is located in the north end of the fortress wall and dates since 1521.  The tower was fortified in 1603, was partially destroyed in 1606 but was…
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