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Sibiu is one of the most beautiful areas of Romania and is so beautiful that it is difficult to achieve a ranking of its  places.Sibiu is full of sights and places to be visited, most concentrated  on its  historic city center and around thereof. So you do not need transport  some comfortable shoes are  recommended, you can go on foot on  the whole historic  medieval part  and breathe the fresh  air.

 

Sibiu was ranked the eight among the most beautiful locations in Europe, a top made by US magazine Forbes. Described as a small town located in the heart of Transylvania, known for its natural beauty, landscapes and rich history, Sibiu has even surpassed Rome, the capital of Italy, and the  Spanish city Deiam  according to American rankings.

In 2007 Sibiu was named the  European Capital of Culture. The apartments situated on the cobbled streets surrounded by buildings in pastel colors are quoted at just under 50,000 euro,  the American journalists wrote in Forbes about it .

 

Sibiu is one of the most important cities of Transylvania and was the capital  of Ardeal  twice. The first time between 1692-1791 and then 1849-1865. In 2007, Sibiu was the European Capital of Culture together with Luxembourg. Sibiu has also been the place of German minorities of Romania since medieval times and has a great historical culture.The villages have great old traditions and here you can meet blond-haired, blue-eyed people, speakers with German accent, traits of original inhabitants that once lived there.Despite Germans, Sibiu hosts minorities of Hungarians, Austrians, Slovacks and Ukranians.

Today Sibiu is of an unestimable charm.It is a great city of art and culture worthy to be visited.  You can explore its pavements, cafes, the squares and its churches on foot even.Sibiu has many cultural centers, a lot of historical places, monuments and theaters.


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The Big Square

Image The Big Square - The Best Places to Visit in Sibiu, Romania

The Square was first mentioned in 1411 as a corn market. Starting from the 16th century the  market became the center of the ancient citadel. The public executions and  the public meetings were held here. For hundreds of years it was calledthe  Grosser Ring or Grosser Platz, between wars to King Ferdinand, the Communists called it the Republic, and in 1990 returned to the original name.  The market has a length of 142 m and 93 m in width,it &nb...

The Evangelical Cathedral

Image The Evangelical Cathedral - The Best Places to Visit in Sibiu, Romania

The Evangelical Cathedral of Sibiu has had several features over the time, but for surely has been described as "the most remarkable building of Sibiu".  Emil Sigerius, great scientist called it "a true memorial house" of Transylvanian Saxons.Today however it is much more than all this: it is the symbol of Sibiu. The church is best known for its impressive organ, the largest organ ...

The Council Tower

Image The Council Tower - The Best Places to Visit in Sibiu, Romania

The Council Tower in Sibiu is undoubtedly one of the best known symbols of Sibiu. The Council Tower is located rightly in the center of the city ever since the first bricks were laid for the construction of the burg Hermann. Sibiu was mentioned for the first time in 1191. At that time, only a four storey tower had served as a gateway fortification of the second series of fortifications of the city of Sibiu. Because it is lo...

Small Square

Image Small Square - The Best Places to Visit in Sibiu, Romania

The medieval buildings preserved in its original form by the numerous tourist attractions that are found here, Piata Mica is an important landmark for any visitor. In the Middle Ages in this market (know in documents under the name of 'circulus parvus') there were houses and workshops of local  craftsmen . Here are some of the most important attractions of the city, climb towards the Tower, Lies Bridge, Franz Binder Museum, Emil Sigerus Pharmacy Museum, Luxem...

The Ursuline Church

Image The Ursuline Church - The Best Places to Visit in Sibiu, Romania

The Ursuline Church history begins around 1479, when the building was built by the monks. After a period of time the Gothic church was converted into a Baroque building.  The most impressive element is however the Gothic portal on the western façade. The interior is similar with a typical baroque church hall, but the elegance wrought iron balcony on the south wall of the choir and the huge arcade allows the access ...

Balea Waterfall

Image Balea Waterfall - The Best Places to Visit in Sibiu, Romania

Balea Waterfall is located in the Fagaras Mountains at 1,200 m altitude. It is the largest waterfall in steps of Romania, with a fall of 60 m, and marks the glacial Balea lower gear. The cable car gives an incredible landscape. Balea waterfall can be seen in its true size. The access to the waterfall is from Sibiu, on the Transfagarasan road , Balea Waterfall to the cottage and hence to reach the waterfall right, you must follow a...

ASTRA Park

Image ASTRA Park - The Best Places to Visit in Sibiu, Romania

The idea of ​​transforming the land located between the Bastion and the current Soldisch Hotel "Boulevard" in a park dates from 1869 and materialized a decade later, with the establishment of the Society for the city beautification.It is the first company of its kind in Transylvania and the Park ASTRA, its first major achievement.    Located in the heart of the city and...

The ASTRA Museum

Image The ASTRA Museum - The Best Places to Visit in Sibiu, Romania

The city of Sibiu opens for visitors, one of the largest outdoor museums in Romania and South-East Europe, the ASTRA Traditional Folk Civilization Museum. It is located in Dumbrava Forest , 4 km from the city of Sibiu. Dumbrava impressive areas marked as space and thematic harmony, reveals a wonderful world of the Romanian village.  The Open Air M...

Brukenthal Palace

Image Brukenthal Palace - The Best Places to Visit in Sibiu, Romania

Being named the Governor of the Principality of Transylvania, a post he held between 1777 and 1787 in Sibiu, Samuel von Brukenthal built a palace in the late Baroque style, modeled after the palaces of Vienna. The Brukenthal Palace is one of the most important baroque monuments in Romania,the construction of the buildong taking place between 1778 -1788. The church wa...


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