Sibiu is the prettiest city in Romania and its most important cultural center. It lies in the very heart of the country, in the enchanting region of Transylvania and stands out due to its atmospheric Old Town, whose magnificent architecture conveys the visitor through 8 centuries of history and traditions. This lovely historical center is an ensemble of squares, museums and National Monuments of great beauty and inestimable value.

Sibiu architecture
Sibiu Grand Square

Suspended in time and encircled by beautiful architectural buildings, the Grand Square (Piata Mare) has established itself as Sibiu Old Town’s most prominent landmark. It houses one of the world’s oldest museums – the National Brukenthal Museum (1870), the striking Council Tower and a surprising mix of cafes, shops and restaurants. The stunning parade of architectural styles includes Baroque, Art Nouveau and Renaissance structures.

Sibiu Grand Square
Sibiu City Hall

Sibiu’s dynamic cultural scene is brimming with all sorts of events, including film and theater festivals, concerts, medieval fairs or art exhibitions, and most of them take place in the Grand Square.

Sibiu medieval town
Thieves’ Cage

Long time ago this place was used for public executions, but nowadays, the Grand Square is a wonderful place to stroll and unwind, to linger over a cup of coffee in one of the sidewalk cafes in a sunny summer morning, or to indulge in delicious local pastries and welcoming decors, while outside, frisky snowflakes and cheerful Christmas stalls herald the winter. No matter the season, there’s always something going on here, and even if it’s not, you can still soak up the city’s fairy-tale ambiance and its positive vibe.

Sibiu Liars Bridge
Liars’ Bridge Sibiu

The Liars’ Bridge, Romania’s first cast-iron bridge, is another pride of the city and a place that gave rise to a variety of legends. The bridge lies next to the Small Square (Piata Mica), and the street bellow connects the Upper Town with the Lower Town.

Sibiu Small Square
Small Square, Sibiu

Another picturesque backdrop in Sibiu Old Town, the Huet Square, is lined with colorful buildings and moody restaurants featuring international menus. It dates back to the 12th century, which makes it the oldest square in the city.

Sibiu Lutheran Church
Lutheran Church, Sibiu

The Huet Square is dominated by the imposing Lutheran Cathedral of Saint Mary, a stunning Gothic-style church built in the 14th century. Inside lies the largest organ in southeastern Europe.

Sibiu Lower City
Sibiu Lower City

The Lower Town of Sibiu is characterized by medieval winding alleys  and ancient houses. It is connected with the Upper Town through numerous tunnels, stairways and secret passages.

Sibiu Romania
Passage in Sibiu
Street Art Sibiu
Sibiu Street Art

Sibiu is a city full of life and creativity, and an attractive place for photographers, offering beautiful light, many interesting sights and spectacular panoramic views.

Sibiu pastry
Traditional Pretzels

Take a break and try some local delicacies such as covrigi (pretzels), gogosi (home-made donuts) or Romanian pies. It’s a cheap (not so healthy) way to satisfy your hunger, and an excellent chance to immerse yourself in the Romanian culture.

Sibiu rooftops
Sibiu Eyes

There’s something pretty unusual about Sibiu’s rooftops. Most of the buildings in the Old Town are endowed with tall attics with small eye-shaped windows overlooking the city. Locals call them “The City’s Eyes”, and they are a characteristic feature of Sibiu’s architecture.

Sibiu Historical Center
Sibiu Historical Center

Sibiu, a European Capital of Culture named by Forbes  “Europe’s 8th most idyllic place to live“, awaits you with open arms.




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