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     - Sighisoara Fortress-it is considered to be "the most beautiful inhabited fortress in Europe" and "the most beautiful and complete site of Medieval architecture in Romania". It was built at the beginning of the 13th century and repaired in the 14th century, when its walls were guarded by 14 towers erected and watched by the town guilds (hence their names). Today, visitors can admire: The Clocktower, The Tanners' Tower (one of the oldest), The Tinkers' Tower (expressive architecture, 25 m in height), The Goldsmiths' Tower (together with the nearby Caszaldo bulwark were the key of the town defensive system), The Ropers' Town (13th century), The Butchers' Tower (14th century), The Furriers' Tower (13th century), The Tailors' Tower (simple and massive, 14th century), The Cobblers' Tower (slim roof, with observation points), The Ironsmiths' Tower (1631, impressive); 
     - The Clocktower-Sighisoara, the most monumental of the Medieval towers, it is a real symbol of the town. It was built in the 14th century in order to defend the main gate. The walls are massive with a height of 64 m. The clock on top of the tower was made in Switzerland, its figures being symbols for the days of the week; 
     - The Vlad Dracul House-Sighisoara, the oldest civilian stone building of the town. It was here that between 1431 and 1435 Prince Vlad Dracul, father of Vlad the Impaler, lived; 
     - Medieval Fortress-Tg. Mures, it was built in the 15th century, expanded and reinforced with 7 bulwarks in the 17th century; 
     - The Stair Passage-Sighisoara, it was built in 1662. Only 175 steps are preserved today; 
     - The Ruins of the Bethlen Castle-Cris (19 km away from Sighisoara), it was built in Transylvanian Renaissance style between 1559-1589; 
     - Gornesti Castle-Gornesti (17 km away from Tg. Mures), it was built in Baroque style, between 1770-1778. Situated in a beautiful dendrological, the castle has 52 rooms and 365 windows symbolizing the weeks and days of the year; 
     - Brancovenesti Castle-Brancovenesti (1557-1558), impressive building with 4 towers.

RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS

     - The Church on the Hill-Sighisoara, one of the oldest churches in Romania, mentioned in documents since 1345. It preserves beautiful decorative sculptures in flamboyant Gothic style and valuable wall paintings (15th century). The church dominates the town with the massiveness of its walls; 
     - Church of the Dominican Monastery-Sighisoara, it was attested in 1298 and later suffered a series of changes. It preserves items of great artistic value (Oriental carpets); 
     - Reformed Church-Tg. Mures, interesting monument of architecture in Gothic style. Its construction began in 1316 and was completed in 1442, with the support of ruler Iancu de Hunedoara;Reformed Church-Tg. Mures, interesting monument of architecture in Gothic style. Its construction began in 1316 and was completed in 1442, with the support of ruler Iancu de Hunedoara; 
     - Fortified Church-Daia (1457); 
     - Fortified Church-Saschiz; 
     - Evangelical Church-Reghin (1300-1330); 
     - Church of the Leprous-Sighisoara, 15th century Gothic Church, asylum for leprous in the following centuries; 
     - Roman-Catholic Church-Tg. Mures, it was built by Jesuit friars between 1728-1750.

CULTURAL BUILDINGS

     - Teleki Library-Tg. Mures, one of the richest collections of old book in Transylvania, centre of European culture in the past centuries. It was founded by Count Samuel Teleki, former chancellor of Transylvania, at the end of the 18th century. In 1802, it became the first public library in our country. The library holds more than 200,000 volumes (after the association with the Bolyai Library), some of them of exceptional value. The same building (historical monumet, 1799-1803) hosts the Bolyal Memorial Museum which, together with the library exhibitions, receives many Romanian and foreign tourists every year; 
     - Palace of Culture-Tg. Mures, one of the most impressive buildings in the city, built between 1911- 1913. The facade is artistically adorned with remarkable statues and basreliefs. The famous "Hall of Mirrors" draws the attention with great number of stained glass windows (skilfully crafted), of Venice mirrors and elegant furniture. The building concentrates several cultural institutions: the State Philarmonic and Theatre, Museum of Art.
    
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