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Church on the Hill, Sighisoara

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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3.6/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
Climb the 175 steps of the covered wooden scholars' stairway to reach Church on the Hill, which shelters 16th- and 17th-century tombs in the crypt below the main altar. The church was erected gradually from 1345 to 1525 on the upper plateau of a hill offering broad views over the town and the road. Inside look for decorated fragments of the late 15th-century frescoes, funerary sculptures, and polyptych shrines brought from other churches. Notice the 15th-century carved pulpit and stone holy water font. Visit the nearby graveyard, the final resting place of the Saxons who built this citadel, which is included in the World Heritage List. Add Church on the Hill to your Sighisoara travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Sighisoara vacation planner.
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  • In an interesting location but honestly I don't think that it's worth asking to visit, however the environment is worth
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  • this is an interesting church with a unique crypt and ancient chapel below. The church also houses several of the altarpieces from neighboring churches for protection purposes 
  • Climb to the top of the Hill really doesn't cost much, one is going to know every corner of this fantastic city and arriving is this high Church. Although we found it closed, get there and tour the area, worth it. It is surrounded by a cemetery, which gives a special touch to the place. Recommended your visit!
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