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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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  • The enter price is very low, especially for students. My girlfriend said that she is in love with this place. She really took a ton of photos. 
  • It was built in the 14th century to protect the main gateway to the city, and since this century up to the 16th served as Council Tower. It measures 64 meters high and is the most important of the nine defensive towers that are still standing. In the 1600S are adjoined clock with a few wooden figurines which symbolize the days of the week; others representing peace, justice and equity; We also find a drummer who announces the quarters. Other figures symbolize the day and night. Today, its interior houses the history museum, which is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 09.00 to 18.30 hours during summer and winter season hours 09.00 to 15.30. Input prices are: the clock tower, 14 lei (€3); Sala de armas, 6 lei (€1.30) and Chamber of torture, 4 lei (less than a euro).
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  • I like to go to the view points in a town and once up, the view was lovely on a clear day, and I enjoyed the distance signs that were up. I didnt bother with the things on display in the actual tower 
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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.