Touring Romania
Private Tours Travel Company

Sighisoara: Citadel Square

Sighisoara: Citadel Square

Today, an excellent place of great expansion and dining in a baroque-medieval atmosphere, the Citadel Square was once the place where the criminals were judged and executed. In the buildings around the market were dwelling the leaders of the city, some of their houses dating from the 15th century remaining until today.

 

From the square, as look towards the Clock Tower, you will see the house of Vlad Dracul. Dating from the 14th century, this is the oldest building of the city. During 1431 – 1435, here lived Vlad Dracul, Transylvania’s military governor. And it is very likely that in this house was born, in 1431, Vlad Dracul’s son - Vlad the Impeller, identified by the admirers of Bram Stocker’s novel, as Dracula. It is an overlap between the name of his father - "Dracul (the Devil)" – coming from the Dragon's order which had been conferred upon his father's former ruler Vlad and the cruelty of the Walachia’s emperor which really scared the Turks and the Saxons altogether, with his impalements punishments.

 

From the Central Square, looking to "the wooden covered ladder" climbing to the Church from the Hill, you will see the Stag House (Casa cu Cerb), a construction from the 17th century that illustrates the Transylvanian style. In a corner of the building is housed a sculpture with a stag’s head, the animal figure silhouetted against wherever you would look from the two sides of the house.

 

Another interesting building is the Venetian house, a house from the 16th century with windows frames made in Venice Gothic style.

Sighisoara Citadel Square Unesco Transylvania Romania00001

 

News

  1. How Prince of Wales Fell in Love with Transylvania - Private Tour in 2018!

    It is not a secret anymore that Prince of Wales is in love with Romania and especially with rural Transylvania. His Majesty visit Romania almost every year and spends few days in the saxon Villages from Transylvania. [...]

  2. Romania is a safe travel destination for 2020!

    At this moment, May 26th, Romania has less than 5500 active cases with Covid 19 and the recovered cases represents 63% from total number of infected people. [...]

  3. Captain NeMMo still lives in the Danube Delta!

    In 1869, Jules Verne created his famous character "Captain Nemo". [...]

Only one free day ? No problem ! We'll show you few splendors of Romania: Bran and Peles Famous Castles, Brasov, Sibiu or Sighisoara Medieval Cities or the Fascinating Wild Danube Delta

One Day Tours

With 2 free days, you'll have the chance to enjoy more of the Medieval Transylvania, amazing Transfagarasan Road or the Wildlife from Danube Delta, the only natural place from Romania in Unesco World Hertage

Short Tours

This is the best way to explore Romania ! We designed tours up to 2 weeks to cover all beautiful Romania. Medieval Transylvania, Traditional Maramures, Spiritual Bucovina or Wild Danube Delta are witing for you !

Long Tours

Reviews

" “Wonderful day trip to Brasov and Peles and Bran Castle”

Can't rate him highly enough [...]

Jamin Kennedy, Berlin, Germany

" Fantastic trip to Romania - Many thanks, George!

In sum, I have never encountered a more responsive and dependable tour operator; one who listened to what we wanted to do and tailored a trip for me, my wife and daughter. [...]

Jay Rossiter, USA

" Wonderful Romania!

George was an excellent guide and driver creating a vivid and memorable journey around Bucharest and Transylvania. [...]

Susan C. - Canada