Travel with me to Transylvania, Romania

Transylvania has always been associated with vampires and Dracula for many centuries. But unknown to many, this place is a hidden wonder in Eastern Europe. It is rich in history, surrounded by scenic landscape and preserved in a medieval era, which makes it attractive to few.

View of Sighisoara from Villa Franka

I got the chance to visit Sighisoara, a city in Transylvanian region. It immediately captivated my random traveler’s heart.

This whole place is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The walled citadel is home of preserved medieval and colorful houses, cobbled alleys and of course the rumored house where Dracula was born, now a restaurant.

Preserved medieval and picturesque houses
The house where Dracula was born is now a restaurant.

The city is very colorful and vibrant, mixed with an authentic medieval feel.  The people are friendly and accommodating. You can easily explore and walk around the old town; you will never lose your way.

The walk to the old town is very relaxing, so quiet and peaceful. A place where you can take your time and be immersed in a different era.

Sighișoara is one of the few fortified towns that are still inhabited. The town is made up of two parts. The medieval stronghold was built on top of a hill and is known as the “Citadel” (Cetate). The lower town lies in the valley of Târnava Mare river.

view from the clock tower
Sighișoara Clock Tower (Turnul cu Ceas). The landmark of the city is a 64 m-high tower built in the 13th century.

 

Sighisoara is one of the most colorful places I’ve ever been and still amazed how they can preserve the old houses for so many years.

I am hopeful that this place will receive as many praises and recognition from tourists it deserves.

If you are traveling to Eastern Europe, make sure to include a day in Sighisoara.

 

XOXO

Jhes

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