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Sibiu, a well-kept cultural gem of Romania – and the whole Europe! A medieval labyrinth of cobbled streets, alleys and baroque squares, forever captivates anyone searching for cheap air tickets to Sibiu. Sibiu’s rare medieval beauty meets the latest trends in arts and culture, honouring the city’s status as the European Cultural Capital of the year 2007. Visitors in Sibiu can enjoy a rich collection of galleries, theatres, operas and museums, with a dramatic backdrop of the medieval fortifications. Find the cheapest hotels in Sibiu to organise your accommodation and live the ultimate bohemian experience in this Romanian city that has nothing to be jealous of Europe’s most treasured travel destinations.
Sibiu was founded by German-speaking Saxons back in the 12th century, on the location of Roman Cibinium or Hermannstadt. This is the ancient capital of Transylvania which, later on was officially annexed to Romania. Still, Sibiu remains one of Romania’s largest German speaking communities.
Sibiu was named the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2007, a title the city shared with Luxembourg.
Through a major restoration process, the medieval city of Sibiu gained even more international interest and respect. It was inevitable that Sibiu would also become a top travel destination.
Indeed, Sibiu is a true wonder of Eastern Europe; a modern city that blends with the traditional medieval core of the past, a labyrinth of cobbled streets, secret alleys and winding stairs, historic monuments and architectural gems, Sibiu is like Prague – except without the massive tourist development!
Sibiu’s international airport (Aeroportul Internațional Sibiu) is located 3 kilometres west of Sibiu and can be reached by train and bus No. 11.
Getting around Sibiu
You can get around Sibiu using the city’s extensive bus network Tursib (20 lines). Fares start at 1.50 RON and minimum taxi fate costs 1.80 RON.
Your day in Sibiu begins at the Piata Mare square. This is Sibiu’s historic centre, the main market in 1411 and the city’s focal point during the 16th century.
- The Brukenthal palace sits at the square’s west end and houses Romania’s oldest art gallery. This baroque palace was built in 1785 to honour Baron Samuel Brukenthal and started functioning as a gallery in 1817, housing art masterpieces from the 16th and the 17th centuries ever since.
- Sibiu’s Holy Trinity Cathedral, dating back to the 17th century, is situated on the same side of the square. The Sf. Treime Cathedral is one the most important buildings in Piata Mare, one of great historical value.
- Between the palace and the cathedral, you’ll notice the Banca Agricola, an imposing building now housing Sibiu’s town hall.
As you make your way south, you’ll come across Sibiu’s second square, Piata Huet. This is where Sibiu’s first fortifications were built, with the buildings standing on top of the walls. During the second half of the 14th century and as the city’s fortifications became more extensive, this part of the town became less popular.
Piata Huet’s highlight is no other than the Lutheran Cathedral (Biserica Evanghelică), whose construction began in 1320 and was completed within two centuries. This is Sibiu’s second most important religious location and an elegant building for you to witness.
Continue to the Piata Mica, Sibiu’s former commercial centre, connected to Piata Huet by the Bridge of Lies.
The Bridge of Lies was built in 1859 and was named after the legend saying that if the bridge is crossed by a liar, it will collapse.
The Piata Mica is surrounded by a bunch of beautiful merchant mansions, dating back to the 14th and 16th centuries. Today, the majority of the buildings have been renovated and, coloured in vivid colours, house restaurants, cafes, guesthouses and tourist shops.
If you wish to get to know modern Sibiu, a stop around the Piata Unirii is a must. From Piata Mare, follow the road through beautiful Renaissance buildings, galleries, cafes and boutiques and you’ll find the city’s modern part.
Highlight there is definitely the ASTRA open-air folklore museum, featuring more than 120 traditional houses, mills and churches originating from all over Romania.