Sibiu and Sighisoara, among the most beautiful medieval cities across Europe
Bruges, Regensburg, Tallinn, but also two Romanian cities, Sighisoara and Sibiu are among the most beautiful medieval cities in Europe, according to Adevarul.
Called the ‘Venice of the North’, Bruges is a charming medieval town, first documented in 1128. The Old Town was declared UNESCO heritage. The historic buildings are well preserved, as well as the small and winding lanes and the main tourist attraction is Belfort tower, over 80 meters high. This city is the perfect destination for chocolate and beer lovers, Belgium being famous for these products.
It is one of the oldest cities in Germany and was founded 2,000 years ago by the Romans. The medieval center is very well preserved with gothic building and an impressive cathedral. The city was registered on the UNESCO list.
The capital of Estonia is a beautiful medieval city with old buildings, narrow streets and still keeps the walls that once protected the city from invaders. The Old Town is located on the hill of Toompea and is very well preserved.
Prague, the Czech Republic
The Czech capital is one of the most visited medieval cities in the world. Tourists come to Prague and visit the Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square, admire Gothic, Renaissance or Baroque buildings, very well preserved in the old center of the city.
Sibiu is one of the most beautiful medieval cities in Romania, but also in Europe. The old center was revamped; it has a large square surrounded by well-preserved buildings, comfy terraces and narrow streets. Among the most important sights there are the Council Tower, Astra Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization, Brukenthal Museum, the Evangelical and Orthodox Cathedral or the ancient defense walls. Sibiu was declared the European Capital of Culture in 2007 and included on the Forbes list of the most beautiful places in the world.
Sighisoara is a unique city-museum in the southeast and central Europe, with a very well preserved old town. The Fortress is perfectly preserved and the Clock Tower houses an interesting museum and offers a great view over the city. Among the most important tourist attractions you can include the Clock Tower, the Synagogue and The Covered Stairway that goes up to the Evangelical Church, where you can visit an old cemetery.