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  • A rather quaint little town, Sibiu has kept its medieval town planning intact. Many Baroque-style houses and palaces harmoniously coexist with churches and gothic towers. The heart of the town is concentrated around two squares, Piata Mica and Piata Mare, both surrounded by very elegant, lightly coloured façades. There you will visit the town's History Museum, the Pharmacy Museum, the Arts' house and ...
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  • Despite Sibiu's authentic architecture, this city is far from being a sleepy place. On the contrary, the atmosphere here is lively until late into the night and the inhabitants love mingling with the tourists.
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  • Over the past few years, this little square in the city centre has become the favourite hangout of young people and tourists due to its many bars, cafés and restaurants.
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  • The centre of the city since the 16th century, the Piata Mare is surrounded by a number of interesting historic buildings.
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  • Built between 1726 and 1738, this baroque-style church which is said to have once been home to Sibiu's Jesuit community is known for its magnificent altarpiece.
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  • The historic centre with its Lutheran Cathedral of Saint Mary is one of the biggest medieval complexes in Romania.
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  • Protected from traffic and surrounded by colourful buildings, the Piata Mare has an almost intimate atmosphere despite its size and prestige.
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Romania

A rather quaint little town, Sibiu has kept its medieval town planning intact. Many Baroque-style houses and palaces harmoniously coexist with churches and gothic towers. The heart of the town is concentrated around two squares, Piata Mica and Piata Mare, both surrounded by very elegant, lightly coloured façades. There you will visit the town's History Museum, the Pharmacy Museum, the Arts' house and the Ethnography Museum, as well as Brukenthal Palace, sheltering a rich collection of classical paintings. See also the Franciscan and the Evangelist churches which are magnificently decorated.

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Sibiu: the key figures

Surface area : 92,043 sq mi km2

Population : 22,600,000 inhabitants

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