Romania  Mountains, Monasteries and Medieval Cities

Day Three - The Dominican Church, Sighisoara


The church in the main square is all that remains of a Dominican Monastery


The church was part of a Dominican Monastery in Sighisoara. The monks left in 1550 and their buildings were demolished at the end of the C19th when the town hall was built on the site.

The church was built at the end of the C15th and again after Sighisoara’s great fire in 1676. It was the main Lutheran Church in the city. The best views are from the Clock tower.

Dominican Church, Sighisoara

From the outside it is a very plain whitewashed building on the main square of the Old town.

Dominican Church, Sighisoara

The inside is equally as plain with whitewashed walls and tall square pillars separating the two aisles.

Dominican Church, Sighisoara

The wooden galleries have painted fronts with symbols of the guilds.

Dominican Church, Sighisoara

There are C16th and C17th Anatolian prayer rugs displayed on the walls, given by wealthy merchants.
 
Dominican Church, Sighisoara

The C17th organ is above the west end.

Dominican Church, Sighisoara

The bronze font dates from 1440 and was made in a local workshop.

Dominican Church, Sighisoara

The dark wood altar piece is C17th

Dominican Church, Sighisoara

The church is open daily and there is a small charge to enter. The church is used for ogan concerts.

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