About places


1. The historical area: the largest preserved medieval area, comparable with Prague.

2. The Brukenthal Palace named after Samuel Brukenthal, Governor of Transylvania in the late 18th century who gathered a large collection of printings, antiquities and rare books. The building sheltering the museum is an architectural monument in the Austrian-baroque style. It is situated on the western side of.

3. “the Large Square”, in the centre of the medieval Sibiu. The buildings on the southern side of the square have also been declared “architectural monuments” and preserved their medieval characteristics.

4. The tower of the Town Hall – “Turnul Sfatului” – was built during the   13th -14th centuries. It owes its name to the building next of it, which was the first town hall of Sibiu.

5. The Parochial Romano – Catholic Church, built between 1726 and 1738 in a baroque style, with classical features.

6. “The Small Square” surrounded by buildings belonging, to a great extent, to the Gothic epoch and protected as medieval architectural monuments.

7. The Fingerling stairway – “Pasajul Scarilor also an interesting sight, linking the “upper town” and the “Goldsmiths’ Square”. The old district with its narrow picturesque streets, bearing the seal of by-gone times, deeply impress the visitor.

8. The Parochial Evangheligal Church, built during the 14th and 15th centuries, on the place of a Roman basilica dating from the 12th century. This monument combines, for the first time on Romanian territory, the archaic basilica with a mature Gothic work.

9. The old Town Hall was built in the 15th century, in the Gothic style. In its courtyard there is a gallery leading to a small tower with a chapel and a weapon room. In the tower there is a little bell, called “the bell of the poor sinners”, as it used to be tolled only when a person sentenced to death was taken to the execution place.

10. The Orthodox Cathedral on the Metropolitan Street (“Strada Mitropoliei”) was built in 1906, on the model of the St. Sofia Cathedral in Constantinople.

11. The Museum of Romanian Rural Technology exhibits old artefacts, testimonials to the past. There are few monuments in the world dedicated to the brain and the hands which created the tools to master nature. Technical installations of various kinds, from gold mines, windmills, workshops to home distilleries etc. extend over an area of 40 ha.  Over 200 authentic peasant households from all areas of the country bear witness to the techniques used in the Middle Ages.  Everything is set amidst the forest which surrounds a beautiful lake. It is a piece of heaven. You’ll regret that you must leave. An original inn is open for reserved lunch or dinner.

12. Marginimea Sibiului (Sibiu Neighbourhood)

13. The Cistercian fortified Church of Carta

14. Sibiel

15. Talmacel

16. Balea

17. Sadu I Hydroelectric PowerStation


FESTIVALS / EVENTS In Sibiu and around