SIGHISOARA and the fortified churches (Romania)
Surrounded by its nine towers, Sighisoara is a charming town, the symbol of the artistic beauty of the Transylvania, in the centre-north of Romania.
Walking along the pebble roads of the medieval citadel, visitors can discover beautiful corners, like the house where the prince Drackula was born, now transformed in a restaurant, the tower of the clock and the typical buildings recently restored. This wonderful town, founded by the Romans and grown up since the XII century by the work of the Saxon colons, is now in a development and renewal phase, which increases its fascinating beauty.
In the plateau of Tarnave, between Sibiu and Sighisoara, there are the fortified churches of the Saxons. During the XV and XVI century grew the threat of the Turks invasion, therefore the communities of the Saxons, that inhabited this area, defended their churches with high and strong walls, to protect themselves in case of an enemy attack.
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