Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council), Sibiu

4.6
#1 of 17 in Historic Sites in Sibiu
Get a window into Transylvania's Germanic history at Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council), one of the city's most prominent historic buildings. Located in the heart of Old Town, the tower dates back to the 13th century, when Saxon merchants built grand fortified towns across the region. Admire the sturdy architecture of the tower, which was once part of the city's ring of defensive walls. You'll notice the stacked sections and the large clock on each side. Climb the spiral staircase to the top for a sweeping view of medieval Sibiu. Arrange your visit to Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Sibiu using our Sibiu trip itinerary builder app .
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  • Located at the Piata Mare, this Tower is easy to find. Entrance fee is 10 lek that has to be paid at the Reception area located on the First Floor. The stairs are narrow and circular, not convenient t...  more »
  • you can see all the city from there, nice panoramic sites, not to many sters, at the bottom of the tower is a restaurant  more »
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  • Very beautiful overview to the city. Not si much to admire in annexed rooms (would be nice to have some art exhibitions).
  • If you are here it's worth climbing up,you will get a very nice view and also pictures of how the city was back in time.
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