The Spectator: A trip to Dracula’s birthplace won’t bleed you dry – an invitation to visit Sighisoara


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The British publication ‘The Spectator’ has released a feature on the Romanian city of Sighisoara, inviting the readers to make the trip to the medieval town, to see the 12th century fortified citadel, the evangelical Church on the Hill.

“Sighisoara is a treasure trove of history and there’s no shortage of places to eat and drink. A great place for a mid-morning tea and cake is Casa Cositorarului, tucked down a narrow street with vine-covered terraces. What is great about Sighisoara, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is that everything worth doing is a short stroll from the town square (where the beer, like the wine, is very cheap),” the feature reads.

“Sighisoara is known predominately as the birthplace of Vlad Tepes, the real-life inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, serves only as a useful but kitsch marketing tool that has paved the way for a multitude of Dracula-themed tourist tat but Sighisoara has a lot more than that going for it, and you can do it all in a couple of days. The Sighisoara citadel is dominated by a 200ft tall 14th Century clock tower and you can clamber to the top of it for panoramic views of the surrounding green hills. At the bottom of the tower under a row of stone archways is an old torture chamber museum, which ironically offers some welcome respite from the sun.”

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