Judetul Sibiu Things to Do

  • Brukenthal Museum
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  • City Walls
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  • Large Square (Piata Mare)
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Judetul Sibiu Things to Do

  • Bridge of Lies (Podul Mincinosilor)

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    Sibiu Things to Do

    It is interesting hearing the stories of this bridge. That whilst standing on the bridge if you told a lie, the bridge would fall down....Local custom has lovers pledge vows of love on the bridge. Apparently many years ago miscreants would be tossed from the bridge. It is really not that long of a distance between the bridge and the road below. You...

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  • Large Square (Piata Mare)

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    Sibiu Things to Do

    Sibiu's historical centre is focused around three squares, each one linked to the other: Piata Mare,. Piata Mica and Piata Huet. Piata Mare is much the largest square...a truly enormous space, its paving recently refurbished and complete with the now-commonplace 'fountains' which squirt unexpectedly from the paving slabs. It's a hive of activity...

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  • Astra Traditional Folk Civilization...

    Sibiu Things to Do

    .....it should be the wonderful ASTRA open-air ethnographical museum. Not just because it has a huge range of traditional, largely wooden buildings brought from all over Transylvania and re-erected in the park. And not just because the traditional inn in the park serves excellent food, nor because it is so very easy and cheap to get there by bus...

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  • Metropolitan Cathedral

    Sibiu Things to Do

    I explore most of Sibiu on a sunny Sunday and it took me ages to manage to see inside this rather lovely Orthodox cathedral. There were weddings and baptisms going on every time I wandered past, and I obviously didn't want to intrude. But I eventually managed to get inside and have a brief look at the end of a baptism ceremony, keeping out of sight...

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  • Evangelical Church

    Sibiu Things to Do

    The 14th century Evangelical Church or Lutheran cathedral, formerly a Roman Catholic one dedicated to St. Mary, is most striking from the exterior for its colourful roof, which reminded me of Stephansdom in Vienna. Unfortunately the exterior is all I saw of it, as the church was undergoing restoration at the time (June 2013) and was consequently...

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  • Stairs' Passage

    Sibiu Things to Do

    The Stairs passage connects the upper and lower town of Sibiu. It comprises of narrow streets and arches that go around the city walls.. It was built in brick and stone in the 13th Century. The passage leads to the Gateway tower.

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  • Catholic Church

    Sibiu Things to Do

    Biserica Parohiala Romano-Catolica Sf Trieme...Holy Trinity Catholic church...stands on Sibiu's largest square, Piata Mare. It's not as old as many other buildings on the squae, dating only from the 1700s. There were no Catholic churches in Sibiu for over 100 years after the Reformation, only Protestant/Evangelica/Lutheran ones. But eventually...

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  • Small Square (Piata Mica)

    Sibiu Things to Do

    Piata Mica (the 'small square') is linked to Piata Mare: they are really just a few steps apart. I found this the most buzzy of the three squares, with the old buildings at its edges almost all housing cafes, bars or restaurants on their lower floors and, in the warmer months, most with outside tables. It was very busy indeed on both the Saturday...

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  • Council Tower

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    Sibiu Things to Do

    Turnul Sfatului (the council tower) is accessible for climbing and city views. In theory, in the summer months at least, it is open from 1200-2000. In practice it took me several wandering-past visits before I found the door propped open and went inside and up. The tower stands at one corner of Piata Mare, with the passage underneath leading into...

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  • Defense Towers

    Sibiu Things to Do

    A little of Sibiu's original defensive walls and structures remains, including several of its defensive towers. You can find three of them in a row, and the site of a fourth, along the edge of Parc Cetatii, to the south of Piata Mare and Strada N Bacescu. The first (if you walk from the car park at the end of Str. N Balcescu) is Turnul...

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  • Brukenthal Museum

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    Sibiu Things to Do

    Founded in 1790 by Samuel Von Brukenthal, Governor of Transylvania, the BRUKENTHAL MUSEUM or Muzeul National Brukenthal, is home to over 1000 works of art, sculptures and a Gothic exhibition.

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  • Huet Square

    Sibiu Things to Do

    A huge chunk of Piata Huet is taken up with Sibiu's rather magnificent Medieval Evangelical cathedral.....Biserica Evanghelică din Sibiu...which dates from the 1440s. And which was closed for renovations (large-scale ones) when I visited, something which annoyed me intensely. :-( The square itself dates at least from the late 12th century. It...

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  • City Hall

    Sibiu Things to Do

    This beautiful building, situated in Pieta Mare (main square), has been the City Hall of Sibiu since 2006. It was built in 1906 in the shape of a horseshoe. Originally built for the Agricultural Credit Bank it also was the headquarters of the Savings and Loans bank. I especially enjoyed watching the films (Flight and Anna Karenina) in the square on...

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  • Pedestrian Street (Nicolae Balcescu...

    Sibiu Things to Do

    The pedestrians-only Strada Nicholae Balcescu links the Large Square to the western fringes of the old town. The casual stroller will see the many welcoming cafés, with tables set outside in the shade, and a variety of shops – small local businesses and also some chains such as Billa (supermarket) and Zara. But look beyond these and you are soon...

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  • Ocna Sibiului

    4 out of 5 stars

    Sibiu Things to Do

    Around Sibiu, in Ocna Sibiului, there's a curious place to visit: the salted ponds of a former salt mine now used for therapeutical baths by local people. The landscape and the ambiance is strange due to the ponds digged like little volcano craters.

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  • Lower Town

    Sibiu Things to Do

    On the Sunday morning of the VT meeting I had made no firm plans. But when the opportunity arose to join a few friends on a stroll through the Lower Town I jumped at it, as this was a part of Sibiu I was yet to explore. So Lori, Teresa, Katherine and I set off from the hotel after breakfast and spent a companionable morning wandering through its...

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  • City Walls

    Sibiu Things to Do

    One thing that I like about Sibiu is its former defence wall. I like to walk on the street below the wall or on them. The third fortification wall was built in 14th century was consolidated in the 17th century. There can be seen the Arquebusier Tower (15th century), Potter Tower (15th century) and Carpenter Tower (15th century). They were all...

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  • Luxembourg House

    Sibiu Things to Do

    The Luxembourg House is a former trade House. Later the Luxemburg Consulate came in this building. The building is also known as the Red House. At the groundfloor is an bar with summer terrace nicily located at the side of the Bridge of Lies. Casa Luxembourg is also a boutique hotel. The baroque facade dates back to the 18th century. Before two...

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  • Museum of Pharmacy

    Sibiu Things to Do

    As an employee of the Food and Drug Administration, I was interested to visit the Sibiu Museum of Pharmacy. The Sibiu Pharmacy Museum is housed in a 1569 Gothic townhouse in the Grand Square, in the location where the oldest pharmacy in Romania operated for over 150 years. The rows of ceramic jars, and walls of carefully labeled herbs drawers...

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  • Paltinis

    Sibiu Things to Do

    Paltinis (Hohe Rinne) is a tourist resort built by Siebenburgischer Karpatenverein in 1894. Situated at 35 Km from Sibiu, Paltinis is the highest (1440 m altitude), and the oldest resort in Romania. Its beautiful location, fresh air, and numerous hiking opportunities, have made Paltinis a favorite for everyone. The resort includes 4 hotels, 6...

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