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 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.