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  • 1 Astra din Dumbrava Sibiului Open-Air Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Pãdurea Dumbrava nr. 4 RO - Sibiu

    Covering 96ha, this is the largest open-air museum in Romania and indeed Europe. In shaded parkland stand nearly 350 buildings perfectly reconstructed in situ, illustrating the nation's built heritage. Stroll among watermills, windmills, workshops, f..

  • 2 Main Square Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piata Mare RO - Sibiu

    Here it is easy to see why Sibiu, nicknamed "Little Vienna", is considered to be Romania's prettiest town. The well-proportioned square is lined by a colourful ensemble of Baroque houses like the Weidner-Reussner-Czekelius house, the blue h..

  • 3 Little Square Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piata Mica RO - Sibiu

    Historically the centre of all craft and mercantile activity; furriers, pelt dealers, tanners and goldworkers traded from here. Its 15C-16C arcaded houses give it a distinctive charm. Have a seat at one of its many ground-floor café terraces and watc..

  • 4 Evangelical Church of St Mary Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Piata Huet nr. 1 RO - Sibiu

    Standing on Huet Square, this Gothic church (1320-1520) is Sibiu's tallest building. In the chancel, note the fine Crucifixion painted around 1445 by a follower of Flemish master Roger van der Weyden. The church also has an interesting selection of f..

  • 5 Brukenthal Palace and National Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Piata Mare nr. 4-5 RO - Sibiu

    The Brukenthal national museum is sited in the fine Baroque palace built by Samuel von Brukenthal, the only Saxon to have been governor of Transylvania under Austrian rule. A keen art lover, he amassed a good collection of Renaissance and Baroque pic..

  • 6 Tower of the Council Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    RO - Sibiu

    At the top of seven flights of stairs comprising 141 steps, there is a splendid view of the upper town. This white tower formed part of the second perimeter walls (1224-1241) and has come to symbolise the town. It was rebuilt several times and served..

  • 7 Pharmacy History Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Piata Micã nr. 22 RO - Sibiu

    This small museum dealing with the history of pharmacy is sited in a dispensary opened in 1568 at the sign of the Black Bear (Ursul Negru). Visit the shop, decorated with busts of illustrious physicians, furnished with early 19C Viennese pieces and c..

  • 8 Lower Town Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piata Mica RO - Sibiu

    Alongside the ancient ramparts (some of which remain standing), the medieval lower town comprised the houses of merchants and artisans, while the upper town was home to richer families. Stroll amomg the streets running below Little Square: note the 1..

  • 9 History Museum

    Museums and art

    Str. Mitropoliei nr. 2 RO - Sibiu

    Named after its original owner, Judge Altemberger, this building blending Gothic and Baroque styles was seat of Sibiu's town hall from 1550 to 1947. Today it houses the history museum, with collections largely sourced from the Brukenthal museum traci..

  • 10 Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral

    Religious buildings

    Strada Mitropoliei RO - Sibiu

    Inspired by Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, this imposing brick building was constructed between 1902 and 1906 by Hungarian architects Virgil Nagy and Iosif Kamner. The cathedral is worth visiting in order to see the paintings decorating its dome, executed..

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