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The Big Square


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  is one of the largest in Transylvania. The southern side of the square is declared architectural monument.

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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 - The Well of Executions
The Big Square - The Well of Executions

The Big Square - Historic place
The Big Square - Historic place

The Big Square - Medieval place
The Big Square - Medieval place