Sibiu Travel Guide

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Sibiu Things to Do

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  • Astra Traditional Folk Civilization...

    First off I have to say that I love open air museums. If I hear there's one close to anywhere I'm visiting, I'll want to go. So ASTRA, a vast collection of traditional Romanian buildings set in a forest and lake setting, was a must-see in Sibiu for me. It did not disappoint. The complex is very large and there are multiple buildings of each type...

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  • Bridge of Lies (Podul Mincinosilor)

    4 out of 5 stars

    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)

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Metropolitan Cathedral

    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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  • Small Square (Piata Mica)

    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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  • Evangelical Church

    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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Sibiu Hotels

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Sibiu Restaurants

  • Nice pizza on the main strip.

    As all over in Sibiu, the food was nice but for some reason we got Raw french fries. maybe thats how they eat them in Sibiu. same in other places. Pizza and Beer.

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  • Superior pizza and pasta joint

    Restaurants in Sibiu are roughly split into two camps: pork-heavy Romanian places, which don't offer much for vegetarians, and those that serve a menu of pizzas, pastas and salads. Most of them weren't particularly inspiring and having such a reduced choice is rather dull.La Piazzetta serves pizzas and pasta you'd be happy to eat in Italy, unlike...

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  • The best meal of all.........

    If you want traditional food then what better place to visit than a traditional inn set in an outdoor museum of traditional, largely wooden, Romanian buildings?I've included this place because I'm pretty sure you can get to it without actually entering the museum itself (certainly plenty of locals were doing so when I visited...you can drive down...

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  • Meal 1

    I could have had any amount of pizza, pasta, steak, chips, burgers, salads etc...but when I visit a country I do prefer to eat the food of that country. So I spent a large chunk of my first proper evening scouting out what the numerous bars, restaurants and cafes in Sibiu's three adjoining squares (Piata Mare, Mica and Huet) and pedestrianised...

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  • Evening meal 2: Piata Mica again

    A second evening of wandering around seeking Romanian food at reasonable prices somewhere with outside seating led me back to Piata Mare. Having looked at various menus (the square is ringed with restaurants, cafes, bars and eating places and hugely popular with locals, especially at the weekend) I decided that the home-made sausages, 'peasant...

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  • Nice toastie with a good view

    Cafe Wien is right by Sibiu's ancient Evangelical church...Biserica Evanghelică din Sibiu or the Lutheran Cathedral of St Mary, set in Piata Huet.My last morning was chilly, damp and grey and after wandering the streets for a few hours i needed some lunch. The views from Cafe Wien's terrace over the lower part of Sibiu's historical centre are...

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Sibiu Nightlife

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  • Good music and good night scene.

    When i was in Sibiu i was at the oldies pub a few times.First time i went there we kinda popped in by chance and was close to not going there as we were worried that this would be boring with that name, but ti's a very lively pub and the oldie name is not to be too worried about.With my 43 years of age i was usually one of the oldest there so it's...

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  • TOYA 09/08/08

    Great Event rganized In Sibiu By Some Friends.... The atmosphere was Unique... And The quality of people and Music Superb.... Next TOYA will be soon...! No Dress Code... but still.... Come a little OK!!

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  • Chill Out Sibiu

    Here you will find the best electronic music in the city by the hand of one of the most important and international Dj in Romania. Im talking about JayBliss.... His nights..... Starting at 00:00 Wednesdays night will take you through differents atmospheres that go from deep House upto the most minimalistic techno. The croud that gathers there will...

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Sibiu Transportation

  • By train from Sibiu to Sighisoara

    There are 3 direct trains per day from Sibiu to Sighisoara (7.30, 12.06 and 19.35), 2.30 hours, you buy the tickets for these trains from the conductor in the train. There are also some more train connetions with a change in Copsa Mica.

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  • By train from Sibiu to Sighisoara

    There are 3 direct trains per day from Sibiu to Sighisoara (7.30, 12.06 and 19.35), 2.30 hours, you buy the tickets for these trains from the conductor in the train. There are also some more train connetions with a change in Copsa Mica.

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  • Autonom car rental - highly recommended

    We rented a car at Sibiu airport from Autonom, which seems to be Romania's main car rental company. The car was booked through rentalcars.com (our usual site Europecar doesn't cover Sibiu), where Autonom vehicles are consistently the cheapest or among the cheapest of their type.The car we chose was the most basic, and we were happy to find that...

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Sibiu Shopping

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  • Classy bookshop

    A very inviting bookshop on the city's main street, Nicolae Balcescu, Humanitas Sibiu is one of a national chain. If that sounds rather soulless, then please don't be put off - the shops is housed in a historic building that has been restored to make the ideal space for browsing books, and the staff are helpful without being intrusive.This is a...

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  • Lovely crafts and souvenirs

    It was only on my final morning in Sibiu that I found the sort of souvenir of my trip that I had been looking out for. I love to buy local jewellery when on holiday as it is easy to carry home, often distinctive, and brings back happy memories whenever I wear it – as well as often prompting questions and conversations about the place where it was...

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  • SIBIU'S FARMERS' MARKET

    The largest fruit and vegetable Market in Sibiu CIBIN MARKET in Piata Cibin which is situated at the end of Turnuiui Street, near the Cibin Bridge. On Sunday, June 23, Sarah, Teresa, Katherine and I came across the Market on our little outing together. The Market is Huge and has tons of stalls offering many varieties of fruit and vegetables.Also,...

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Sibiu Local Customs

  • Roma

    I'm not sure this is the right place to put this bit of information, but......Facts about Roma:1. Roma are an ethnic group. 'Roma' or 'Romani' is an overall term for people of this ethnicity but there are different groups as well as clans within those groups. 2. Despite a great deal of misunderstanding and deliberate misinformation, Roma do not...

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  • THESE "EYES" ARE WATCHING YOU

    One of the most "eye-catching" characteristics of many old Sibiu buildings are the "EYES" that appear to be watching you. I was fascinated by these little windows or skylights. I included a few pictures that I took of these windows, with the first one being my favorite. The second "eyes" house was located in Goldsmith's Square. The third - green...

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  • The eyes of the city

    As you explore the older parts of Sibiu one thing will surely strike you – the rooftops appear to be looking at you! These distinctive small windows are sometimes referred to as the “eyes of the city”. Our tour guide Adela told us that it was sometimes claimed that these were a deliberate device of the German occupiers of this region, so that any...

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Sibiu Warnings and Dangers

  • Avoid Being Eaten by a Raptor

    OK, so I am just a dumb tourist from Malibu, but I didn't take no stinking stupid pills this morning and, lo and behold, I was invited to lunch by a prehistoric raptor. Why these creatures were lurking outside the Natural History Museum and why the local gendarmes paid no heed to my bone crunching pleas remain a mystery. Give me a blood sucking...

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  • Dogs and bad roads...

    Maybe there are a little too many dogs around Sibiu. They are not dangerous, but still .... they are a problem.On the other hand, really annoying when driving are the roads. The main streets are good, but if you get deeper in Sibiu .... ay ay ay :))

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  • Under construction

    Sibiu has been chosen as the European Cultural Capital for 2007 which will be great for tourists visiting in 2007 but not so great for tourists traveling in 2005 and possibly 2006.As you can see in the attached photo, one of the main draws to Sibiu, the ordinarily charming and picturesque main square, is under major construction. Signs posted...

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Sibiu What to Pack

  • A documented "To do" list :)

    In Sibiu, you don't need more than good shoes and a city map. And don't forget that people here are very polite, or at least they are trying hard to be. Help them, being at least as polite as they are ;) A good camera is a MUST in Sibiu, especially for the old architecture lovers. Our photos will help you understand why I am saying so. Don't...

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  • Packing List

    You should consider that only from July to September you can wear thin clothes. In the rest of the year is pretty cool and you have to take with you warm clothes. Take your favourite anti-headache drugs with you so you don't have to stay in queque for the still few pharmacies in Sibiu. Must take your camera with you. You can buy films almost...

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Sibiu Off The Beaten Path

  • Daytrip to Cisnadioara / Michelsberg

    With your own transport, taxi or a tour (from Sibiu) you can contiue from Cisn?die to Cisn?dioara / Michelsberg (about 4 km from Cisn?die and 14 km from Sibiu) to the oldest romanesque church in Romania (first mentioned 1223 as a Cistercian Monastery) surrounded by a circular fortification on a hill overlooking the village.

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  • Daytrip to Cisnadie

    Cisn?die / Heltau is famos for its well preserved fortified church, originally built in the 12th century in romanesque style, the church was then fortified in the 15th century to protect the local population of Saxons. There are frequent buses from Sibiu bus terminal next to the trainstation to Cisn?die for 7 Lei by Transmixt. With your own...

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  • Daytrip to Cisnadioara / Michelsberg

    With your own transport, taxi or a tour (from Sibiu) you can contiue from Cisn?die to Cisn?dioara / Michelsberg (about 4 km from Cisn?die and 14 km from Sibiu) to the oldest romanesque church in Romania (first mentioned 1223 as a Cistercian Monastery) surrounded by a circular fortification on a hill overlooking the village.

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Sibiu General

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  • Nicolae Balcescu-pedestrian str.

    One of the nicest/oldest streets in Sibiu, with a nice atmosphere and lot of teraces and shops.This is actually part of Sibiu's heart, you'll love it for sure.It starts from Piazza Unirii and ends on Piata Mare, the city center and the tourist's main goal. Probably the most interesting city in Romania.I was impressed by people's behaviour and...

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  • Amazing architecture

    In a country where the Comunism destroyed part of the old buildings, Sibiu was somehow forgotten, at least the Center of the city.Being in contact with the western architects, more than the rest of the country, Sibiu can now be proud with its gotic Cathedral, or Baroc churches but with the old romanian architectural touch too.You'll find then...

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  • Old streets

    As I mentioned a lot of times, one of the things we're doing in our trips is trying to get ourself lost on the old city centers, on the old-narrow streets.Sibiu is a perfect place for doing this. Go there without to much trip preparation and enjoy all the findings at each street corner.

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Brukenthal Museum
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Catholic Church
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Stairs' Passage
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Daytrip to Cisnadie
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Hiking in Romania's wild north
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Under construction- Reptiles' Museum
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City Hall-Sibiu
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Explore ASTRA open air museum
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If you visit one place.....
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Climb the tower......
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Definitely visit the market.......
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Getting to the ASTRA outdoor museum.
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The Ursuline church..
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In Piata Mare.........
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Beautifully decorated.........
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Three towers in a row.....
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Two tucked-away towers........
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Third and smallest square: Piata Huet
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The middle-sized square........
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Passages and courtyards........
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Largest of three squares.........
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The house with the carytids....
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Capela Sfanta Cruce
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Wandering the lower part of the old town
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Piata Aurarilor
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Upmarket cafe
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Magazinul Dumbrava
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Sibiu Post Office
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Local buses
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Airport taxis (and airport buses).
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Sibiu airport: small but pleasant....
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Classics for Pleasure Festival 2014
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PIATA MARE
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PIATA MICA
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WienKeller
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STRADA CETATIL
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The Orthodox Cathedral
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REFORMED CHURCH
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