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Laid in only heart of Romania the small Sighi║oara this the unusual city. The mediaeval Castle, written on List of World Cultural Heritage and Natural UNESCO, Hill on every does huge impression – the famous festival of Middle Ages be holds not accidentally just here.

Surrounded with walls the and dominated through characteristic tower Clocks Sighi║oara ( less than 40 the occupants' tys.) the called Romanian Carcassonne visits, but more often simply the Pearl of Transylwania. In summer in Sighi║oara a lot of tourists' crowd ( it more somewhat calmly was done in September), therefore problem in top of season can be with lodging, especially in cheaper objects.

On place of today's city in ancient times existed Dak settlement, and after her Roman camp. In XIII in. German colonists put village which unrolled quickly. Castrum in 1280 r. of source remember about settlings Sex – she was probably this already small fortress on hill. Fact about her meaning testifies, that Dominican friars decided to rise in vicinity monastery and Bonifacy in 1298 r. received from pope VIII fair letter. In XIV in. Sighi ║ oara survived sudden rise – it in town acted 25 craftsman's guilds and the seat of Saxon administrative circle was here and judicial subordinated in Hermannstadt capital. With safety considerations she fortress on hill became in XV in. it complex, and wall was surrounded was Bottom City.

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