1. The Council Tower
The Medieval Sibiu. Build at the beginning of the Romanian Middle Ages, the XIII century, the Council Tower hides the entry gate in the second fortification belt of the city. Under the tower is an alleyway which makes the connection between the Grand Square and the Lesser Square, both typical examples of the medieval castles.
2. The Brukenthal National Museum
The Baroque Sibiu. The Brukenthal Palace is one of the most important Baroque monuments in Romania. It was erected between 1777 and 1778 as the official residence of the baron Brukenthal and his art collection.
3. The Evangelical Church
The Gothic Sibiu. The Evangelical Cathedral in Sibiu (German: Evangelische Stadtpfarrkirche) is one of the most beautiful and impressive Gothic buildings in Transylvania. Build on the structure of an old Roman church dating from the 13th century, the cathedral impresses through its clear gothic style, an seems extracted straight from the pages of the Medieval history of Western Europe.
4. The Astra Museum
The Ethnographic Sibiu. By reuniting five ethnographic complexes, the Astra museum is one of the most famous and well-shaped bastion of the Romanian folklore tradition. From replica of the typical houses, costumes to the Astra Film Festival, the Astra complex represents a splendid cultural celebration.
5. The Liar’s Bridge
The legends of Sibiu. The oldest bridge, made out of cast iron, from Romania is home to the most beautiful legends about love and sincerity. The name comes from the hollow words and promises of boys and girls who promised each other eternal love but, unfortunately, this proved to be completely untrue.
6. The Defense Tower
The Warrior Sibiu. The Defense Tower or the Potters’ Tower, together with the Carpenters’ Tower and the Arquebusiers Tower reminds us of a Sibiu, which in old times, was built on the rules of specialized guilds. All were responsible for production and defense.
7. The Orthodox Church
The Christian Sibiu. Located on Mitropoliei Street, 33-35, the sanctuary represents the characteristics of a Byzantine basilica and is a copy, on a smaller scale, of the Hagia Sofia Cathedral in Constantinople.
8. The Roman- Catholic Church
The Confessional Sibiu. In the late XVII century, with the Austrian troops arriving in Sibiu, also the most important representatives of Catholicism came, the Jesuit monks. The Austrian clerks and dignitaries settled down in the Grand Square of the city and formed a small Catholic community. Their presence in the city and their free manifestation of faith imposed the construction of a Catholic church. This was erected in 1733 and in 1739 also the Jesuit monastery was initiated, which is today a presbytery. The church is distinguished by its early Baroque Viennese style, with a simple exterior and an interior full with decorative elements.
9. The Zoo
The Friendly Sibiu. With a 600 years old oak guarding the entry way, it is the oldest Zoo in Romania, founded in 1929, in the Dumbrava forest. The initiative belonged to the engineer Szekely, who came up with the idea after finding some foxes, while doing reparations to the Sadu water dam.
10. Statiunea Paltinis
The Touristic Sibiu. Păltiniș is an interesting option for a long weekend destined for winter sports or walks to the famous glacial lakes from the Iezerele Cindrelului Reserve. You can ski, climb the nearby, treed peaks on accessible routes or just admire the sights which open up in front of you.