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The Shoemakers Tower

Sighisoara, Romania

The Shoemakers' Tower is located in the north-eastern part of the town; it was mentioned in documents dating from the mid 16th century but it was totally rebuilt in 1650 being one of the recent towers of the town. It bears the influence of the Baroque architecture, being short, with a hexagonal base with sides of different lengths. It has a picturesque look due to its roof which resembles a pointy helmet and which bears on one side a small tower of observation.

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