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The Council Tower


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A famous monument

The Turnul Sfatului, or Council Tower, is an emblem of the city of Sibiu, perhaps its most famous monument. The tower was built in the thirteenth century, and was first mentioned in a written document in 1370. Its name relates to the building next door, which was the first city council. The tower was built for defensive purposes, and was integrated into the second city wall. It fell in the late sixteenth century, but was rebuilt. The top level was added in 1829. Over the centuries, it was used to store grain, and also as a jail. Today you can climb a small ladder to admire beautiful views of the

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