Dracula’s birthplace in Sighisoara, Romania

Sighisoara

Sighisoara is a medieval city in the heart of Transylvania, ROMANIA, where Vlad the Impaler (more known as Dracula) was born around 1431. (Vlad the Impaler – “Vlad Tepes” in Romanian – was the source of inspiration for the famous Vampire Count Dracula, known worldwide thanks to Bram Stocker’s horror novel “Dracula”)

The Clock Tower

The Clock Tower

The citadel is still inhabited and is listed as a World Heritage Site. Colourful houses, cobblestone streets, a beautiful Clock Tower, a covered wooden staircase and a church on the hill, will  take you back in time into a magic atmosphere that rivals with Prague’s old centre.

After so much walking, take a rest and taste a good Romanian traditional meal in one of the many beautiful restaurants in the Citadel! If you are lucky, you might be assisted while eating by a very polite stray dog who would be more than happy for a little piece of Sarmale or Polenta.

A special surprise is waiting at the end of the pictures!

Cobblestone alley in the Citadel

Cobblestone alley in the Citadel

Church in the Citadel

Church in the Citadel

A very nice house in front of the Church on the Hill

A very nice house in front of the Church on the Hill

Coloured houses, cobbled street and the Clock Tower in the back

Coloured houses, cobbled street and the Clock Tower in the back

Medieval Shighisoara

Medieval Shighisoara

Ortodox trinity church

Ortodox trinity church

In the citadel

In the citadel

Ortodox trinity church in Sighisoara

Ortodox trinity church in Sighisoara

Colourful houses and cobblestone streets in the Citadel

Colourful houses and cobblestone streets in the Citadel

The Citadel

The Citadel

The beautiful Clock Tower in Sighisoara

The beautiful Clock Tower in Sighisoara

Many pigeons on the roof

Many pigeons on the roof

Up on the citadel's hill

Up on the citadel’s hill

A very polite stray dog hoping to get some food. Of course I shared my food with him. How could someone resist those Puppy Eyes :)

A very polite stray dog hoping to get some food. Of course I shared my food with him. How could someone resist those Puppy Eyes🙂