Sighisoara’s Clock Tower is the Citadel’s crown jewel, marking the city with a statement of elegance.
Some nine centuries ago, this spectacular structure was built as a simple gate tower to the walled city. And today, it serves as the calling card for the town with a formidable and pure beauty. Without a doubt, its magnificent Gothic spire is what defines the tower. The countless small, scale-like tiles embellishing it shine with an otherworldly glow day and night. They make the Clock Tower a beacon for admirers. It is also home to the History Museum of Sighisoara. Before the 19th century, it reverberated with the magical tunes of the city orchestra every holiday season. Pay a visit for a chance to dig deeper into the town’s invaluable culture.
As much an immediate charmer it is from a distance, the true beauty of Sighisoara Clock Tower reveals itself in the details. Several niches adorn it on all sides. They nestle whimsical figurines that turn the building into a small museum on the outside. Situated on the facade facing the city, the lifesize seven-day figures constitute the most impressive displays, depicting the seven ancient gods and the seven planets. In the museum inside, tombstones, a miniature model of the citadel, and Roman vessels wait for the visitors’ admiration.
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