In the morning, we’ll come back in the historical center for making a quick review of 8 centuries of history and culture which are enclosed here. This lovely historical center is an ensemble of squares, museums and National Monuments of great beauty and inestimable value.
Suspended in time and encircled by beautiful architectural buildings, the Grand Square (Piata Mare) has established itself as Sibiu Old Town’s most prominent landmark. It houses one of the world’s oldest museums – the National Brukenthal Museum (1870), the striking Council Tower and a surprising mix of cafes, shops and restaurants. The stunning parade of architectural styles includes Baroque, Art Nouveau and Renaissance structures.
Long time ago this place was used for public executions, but nowadays, the Grand Square is a wonderful place to stroll and unwind, to linger over a cup of coffee in one of the sidewalk cafes in a sunny summer morning..
The Liars’ Bridge, Romania’s first cast-iron bridge, is another pride of the city and a place that gave rise to a variety of legends. The bridge lies next to the Small Square (Piata Mica), and the street bellow connects the Upper Town with the Lower Town.
Another picturesque backdrop in Sibiu Old Town is the Huet Square. The Huet Square is dominated by the imposing Lutheran Cathedral of Saint Mary, a stunning Gothic-style church built in the 14th century. Inside lies the largest organ in southeastern Europe.
The Lower Town of Sibiu is characterized by medieval winding alleys and ancient houses. It is connected with the Upper Town through numerous tunnels, stairways and secret passages.
After taking a coffee in the old town, we’ll make a short visit to "ASTRA" Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization which, with over 300 buildings in an area of about one square kilometer is the biggest open air museum in Europe.
Not only does it have interesting and very picturesque exhibits but it also lies in a very beautiful area with a nice view of the mountains. The museum is located about 3 kilometers south of Sibiu,
In the afternoon, time for rest and leisure is provided.
Dinner and overnight is Sibiu