Sibiu sightseeing and Infos
Known mainly after it became European Cultural capital in 2007, Sibiu is a majour sightseeing city, a must do it on your list, regardless the season or the reason you visit it. The landscape that surrounds the city is incredible. Medieval streets bear a distinct Saxon air and not not to forget the cultural life which gives an extra reason to be there all year long. In addition, the city of Sibiu is know as being the first for several fact: first museum was established at Brukenthal, the first pharmacy, first rocket was designed, first to have implemented Omnibus transport, it was the first to have iron bridge and the list might carry on.
The special authetic flavor goes beyond the walking area of Sibiu, Piata Mare (Big Square), Piata Mic (Small Square) and Bridge of Lies (Podul Minciunilor). Sibiu is more than a city, it is a relaxation cure and a state of mind.
The landscape that can be seen upon the horizon is also magnificent citadel Hermannstadt. Less than 100 km away, you can visit Fagaras viathe incredible mountain road, Transfagarasan- the one that Top Gear Team recommended it. At a stone’s throw are Cindrel Mountains and the Paltinis ski slopes. For those who love Romanian traditions, they can find close to Sibiu the largest outdoor ethnological museum in Romania, second in size in Europe.
It is a city of calm and hardworking people, where time seems to have stood still. It is a city in which whatever reason you travel for, either business or leisure, will definitely enjoy it.
Sightseeing in Sibiu
- The defense walls of the old city
- Squares: Mare, Mica, Huett
- The bridge of Lies
- Carpenters Tower, Tower Gros,
- Stairs Passage
- Brukenthal National Museum
- Astra Museum Complex – Ethnological museum
- Orthodox Cathedral
- Roman Catholic Church
Historic Houses: Haller house, Lutsch, Blue and the list carries on because the old town is incredible and historic buildings are everywhere.
Where to eat in Sibiu
Otions for dinner in Sibiu are endless and for all sort ofl budgets. Only if we consider pedestrian area, with the two squares, we definitely find multiple variants for all cuisines at all standards. Clubs and pubs that play music are also for all.
Accommodation in Sibiu
There plenty of options such as hotels chains like Ibis, Ramada 3 */ 4 *, then all around the old center you find multiple choises to fit any budget and taste. Guesthouses or apartments for rent and even hostels of 2-4* suits anyone. In fact, hostels and tourist hotels strategically located, offering tourists the opportunity to enjoy life right in the heart of Sibiu.
Sibiu and culture
2007 was the year when Sibiu was designated the European cultural capital. That happened long ago and it is all passed, but good habits and festivals of art, theater and film are repeated every year with joy and better experiences. Even extreme sports lovers have something to do in Sibiu, as this is the place where one of the most famous European hard enduro international contest starts!
Also the concerts in the Philarmonic are sensational due to both artists and accoustics. If you do not feel like it, you do not have to attend the concert hall as there are periods accross the year when streets in the city and around the main Squares, both Small and Big, become a little artistic representations.
Sibiu welcomes you with open arms, we transfer you safely from Bucharest or airport to Sibiu!