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 to the sacristy, which is reached in a chapel perpendicular to the ship; in this chapel could reach the nunnery.In the church there are three altars of recent origin.
On the main altar is an oil painting representing the Virgin crown, and on the left side altar is an oil painting depicting saint Ursula and the Holy Martyrs appearance of Angela Merici , founder of the Ursuline Order. Above is a picture of St. Emeric, and the right side symmetrically at left, is the second lateral altar, which isin oil painting depicting St. Angela instructing children. The statues of saints who were particularly appreciated by the nuns are placed on both sides of the ship.
Special importance is given to the inscription above the triumphal arch, recalling the Empress Maria Theresa, benefactress of the church. In 1769 the Empress donated nearly 40,000 guilders nuns to expand the monastic buildings. With the passage of religious reform which has led a large part of the population of Sibiu Saxon Lutheran religion, the building came into possession of Lutherans. A complete restoration of the church Ursuline was made in 1969, and again between 1996-1998.
The Ursuline Church is now one of the most important churches in Sibiu.
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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.