Church on the Hill, Sighisoara

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#3 of 8 in Historic Sites in Sighisoara
Climb the 175 steps of the covered wooden scholars' stairway to reach Church on the Hill, which shelters 16th- and 17th-century tombs in the crypt below the main altar. The church was erected gradually from 1345 to 1525 on the upper plateau of a hill offering broad views over the town and the road. Inside look for decorated fragments of the late 15th-century frescoes, funerary sculptures, and polyptych shrines brought from other churches. Notice the 15th-century carved pulpit and stone holy water font. Visit the nearby graveyard, the final resting place of the Saxons who built this citadel, which is included in the World Heritage List. Our Sighisoara tour itinerary planner makes visiting Church on the Hill and other Sighisoara attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Graveyard is free .man at church door is great for information on graveyard. All churches in Romania have entrance fee  more »
  • The church is situated atop the hill at the highest part of Sighisoara and is the main focal point in old town Sighisoara. It can be seen from almost anywhere in the area. Built during the 1400's, it ...  more »
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