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Clock Tower, Sighisoara

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Climb to the wooden balcony at the top of Clock Tower for panoramic views of the town. On your way up, peek into the mechanism of the clock, which rotates the painted wooden figurines of pagan gods personifying the days of the week. The tower was built as part of the city's defense system in the 14th century and used to control the main gate of the citadel. The four corner turrets symbolize the town's judicial autonomy. The roof of the tower gained its present Baroque form after a fire in 1676. The tower, which once stored the city's treasures, today houses its history museum. Put Clock Tower and other Sighisoara attractions into our Sighisoara family vacation planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Essential visit when you go to Sighisoara. This to the main entrance of the historical centre and can enter to see the machinery of the clock and the wonderful views from the top. Inside this Museum of history with material from specialized period as medical or military or regalia of the inhabitants and photographs and a model that gives an impression more successful of the evolution of the city. The interior corridors and stairs can overwhelm if there is much tourist, so it's something to keep in mind before you enter
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  • We climbed to the top of the clock tower. There's a museum inside all the way to the top. I took photos of figurines that go around during certain hours. Great view of the city. There's a nearby schoo...  more »
  • To visit a fairytale setting, with many eateries. Good at preserving the characteristics of the houses is in the colors that shapes. The clock tower is the emblem of this city in Transylvania.
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  • Greatest highlight of Sighisoara citadell. Hosts the history museum, great views from the top and inside you can find the model of the old city from the 17 hundreds.
  • Fair price. Good views from the tower. Boring as a museum. Fair price to visit.
  • A nice museum where you can see medieval finds. The view from the tower is wonderful
  • Very nice view from the observers deck. Clock mechanism is well preserved and runs great.
  • Wonderful view over the town of Sighişoara. It was totally worth it to climb the stairs.