Sibiu is a captivating city thanks to both its unique history and the variety of cultural attractions and generous tourist offer. The medieval architecture that has been preserved in the landscape of modern architecture, the narrow passages, the colorful historic buildings and the “cat’s eyes” on the roofs are just some of the extraordinary aspects of this world-famous city.
The Great Square of Sibiu dates from 1366 but since the 16th century it has become the center of the old city. In the past, all the important events of city life took place here. From gatherings and rallies to executions. Fortunately, today it remains perhaps the most famous urban market in Romania and a place dedicated to art festivals and cultural events.
Huet Square is one of the three urban squares located in the historic center of Sibiu, which was already fortified in the 12th century. Traces of the original fortifications can still be seen today. The largest building, which is still preserved in Huet Square today, is the Evangelical Church, a historical monument of the utmost importance.
One of the truly picturesque places in Romania, the Small Square in the historic center of Sibiu, is the crossing of several historical monuments of utmost importance. Here we find the Evangelical Church, Casa Calfelor, a variety of colorful medieval houses preserved over hundreds of years and the Stairs Tower, one of the oldest towers in Sibiu, built in the 13th century.
It is an emblematic place for the city of Sibiu. An iron bridge, built in the mid-nineteenth century, the Bridge of Lies connects the Lower Town with the Upper Town and brings with it countless local legends and stories that every tourist must discover.
Built between 1778 and 1788, the Brunkenthal Palace is one of the most representative baroque buildings in Romania. It was built as the official residence for Baron Samuel von Brukenthal who became Governor of the Principality of Transylvania. A few years after his death in 1817, the Brukenthal Palace was opened to the public as a museum and still houses an impressively rich and diverse collection of paintings, sculptures, cartographic documents and approximately 280000 volumes in the library.
The Evangelical Cathedral in Sibiu dates from the 12th century and the shape known today is the one obtained after the interventions of the 1520s. It is a building-symbol for Gothic architecture in Romania, a historical monument of national importance and a cultural landmark in Europe.
Built in the 16th century as a third fortification around Sibiu, the Citadel Walls have been preserved over time, being strengthened in the 18th century and restored in 1963. Today you can see the wall on several streets of Sibiu, being an objective that cannot be missed in a walk through this unique historical city.