Sibiu Old Town
Sibiu is one of the most beautiful cities in Romania, a Cultural European Capital in 2007 and winner of the title of "Europe's 8th most idyllic place to live" in 2014 by Forbes.
The squares of the old city are hard to miss. They reunite most of the historical monuments from the old part of Sibiu, and they are fully-packed with cafes and restaurants, making them a popular stop for tourists.
First mentioned in 1411, the Large Square is, however, older, dating back to the mid 14th century when the third fortification belt of the city was built. Over the centuries, the Large Square witnessed the main events of the city, from public meetings to executions. The main attractions of the Large Square are Brukenthal Palace, the Blue House, the Haller House and the Catholic Church.
In the Small Square, you'll find more iconic attractions: the Council Tower, the Bridge of Lies, Hermes House or the Fresco Hall. The buildings from this square date from the 14th to the 16th century and were mainly craftsmen shops. Smaller than the first two, the Huet, the Goldsmiths' and the Arms squares complete the list of the Old Town's attractions.
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