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Sibiu is one of the most significant cultural hubs of Romania and was appointed the European Capital of Culture back in 2007, together with the city of Luxembourg. Previously the hub of the Transylvanian Saxons, the ancient city of Sibiu was classified as "the 8th most perfect place to stay in Europe" by Forbes back in 2008. This was the biggest and richest of the seven walled fortresses constructed in the 12th century by German habitants famous as Transylvanian Saxons. The wealth collected by its union paid for the building of both monumental structures and the rampart needed to safeguard them. Sibiu's Old Town maintains the splendor of its former days when wealthy and influential unions governed local commerce. Just like, Sighisoara and Brasov, it has a clear Germanic sensation.Parts of the medieval wall still protect the famous region, where small streets move ahead of steep-roofed 17th century structures with sheltered projections prior to entering into huge, church-ruled courtyards like the Great Square and Little Square. Sibiu is a walker-friendly city with two simply approachable levels: The Upper town, residence to many of Sibiu's ancient locations, and the Lower town, boarded with vibrant homes on brick roads and surrounded by striking city walls and protection steeples looking over the river Cibin.

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Time Zone

2 Hours

Airlines Flying

Wizz air, Blue Air & Lufthansa

Languages

Romanian

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Modes of Transport

Taxi,Bus,Tram & Trollybus

Currency Exchange Rate

1.00 GBP = 5.05 EUR

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The Council Tower.

It is one of the most popular memorials of Sibiu, it carries this title due to the reason that it used to guard the entry gate into the second courtyard, located in the direct proximity of the structure which once held the City Hall of Sibiu, stated in the records for the initial time in 1324.

Brukenthal Museum.

The most significant art museum in this section of the country contains different galleries committed to European (1st floor) and Romanian (2nd floor) art. The European selection is ample on Dutch and German painters, and holds at a minimum one gem: Pieter Brueghel the Younger's 'The Massacre of Innocents'. The Romanian selection is wealthy in sketches and countryside art.

The C. A. Evangelic Church.

One of the most magnificent structures in Sibiu, it was constructed in the 14th century on the site of an ancient Roman church dating from the 12th century. The structure is ruled by the seven level tower with the four towers on the sides, a symbol displaying that the metropolis had the right of criticism. With an elevation of 73.34 meters, the tower is the highest in Transylvania.

Astra Museum.

This museum of Folkloric Traditional Civilization is located in the Dumbrava Forest, at a span of 4 kilometers from the metropolis. The museum is running from 1963 beneath the title of the Museum of Folkloric Technique and expands around 96 acres and a display course of 10 kilometers in extent. It presents native memorials symbolic for the principals of the Romanian town.

The Lier’s Bridge.

This is Romania’s most historic cast-iron bridge and it was constructed in 1859, taking the location of a former wooden bridge. The three legends that are linked to this creation piece are more historic than the cast-iron bridge and the tales begin from long ago when there was only the wooden bridge.

The Defense Towers and Walls.

One near the other, these ancient stronghold towers congregate round the center of the metropolis like a belt of committed guards. “The Red City” – that’s how they knew Sibiu due to its red clay brick walls that retained the enemies at a distance. The rampart gazed above the entire past of Hermannstadt and these walls bear the metropolises 823 years of authenticate past sculpted deep inside them.

The “Holy Trinity” Metropolitan Cathedral.

Sibiu is the chair of the Metropolitan Church of Ardeal (established in 1861), one of the religious hubs of the Orthodox Church in Romania. The plan of constructing an orthodox church in Sibiu was owned by bishop Andrei Şaguna as early as 1857, the true construction beginning only in 1902.

The “Holy Trinity” Parochial Roman-Catholic Church.

The "Sf. Treime (Holy Trinity)" Roman-Catholic Church acts as one of the most significant structures in the Large Square existing from the 18th century. Following Sibiu’s devotion to the Reform, the metropolis was left without Catholic churches for a couple of years, all the churches aiding the Evangelic cult.

Zoo Sibiu.

This initial zoo in Romania was established in 1929 in the Dumbrava Forest, by the Electricity Factory Sibiu, on account of the planning of engineer Szekely. The concept came to him when he came across some foxes while been employed at the Sadu dam.

Paltinis Resort.

Located 32 km North - West from Sibiu, Paltinis is the tallest (1440 m elevation), and the most historic retreat in Romania. It was established by the Transylvanian Carpathian Society (S.K.V.) in 1894. From the first core of villas, the resort still conserves Casa turistilor (The House of the Tourists, 1894), Casa medicilor (The House of the Doctors, 1895), Sala Monaco (Monaco Hall, 1898) and another villa and ancient memorials.