Sibiu - Transylvanian Medieval Town

If you decide to visit Romania then you need to visit Transylvania. And if you go to Transylvania you don’t have to miss Sibiu town, one of the most beautiful historical city in Romania.

Hermannstadt (German name) was the capital of Principality of Transylvania between 1692-1791 and 1849-1865, and now is one of Romania's cultural and tourism capitals, attracting tourists due to its wonderful medieval charm and excellent views of the surrounding landscapes.

Founded in 1191, Sibiu became the most important ethnic German city in Transylvania and a big trade center with 19 craftmen’s guilds.

In 2007 was designated the European Capital of Culture and on this occasion a large part of the old city has been reconstructed, bringing back to life the old medieval world.

The old medieval town is perhaps Sibiu main attraction, and it is really beautiful. Most of the buildings were built by German settlers and merchants who came to Sibiu in the late Middle Ages. Some of the main points of attraction are:

Grand Square

Lesser Square (Small Square)

Liars Bridge

Deffense wall and towers

Visitors can spend days on the old narrow streets with colorful medieval houses and arcade

The Passage of the Stairs, leads down to the lower section of Sibiu. It descends along some fortifications under the support arches. It is the most picturesque of the several passages linking the two sides of the city

And this is not all, Come to Sibiu and you will not regret!

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July 31, 2016

Andreistancu

Thank you all, i'm glad you like Romania :)

July 31, 2016

Alakhai

Great photos, good work. The old town are unique and just down from the main street to know the secret places. Romania is still undiscovered state. But this is slowly changing. Best wishes from Poland.

July 31, 2016

FabioConcetta

Beautiful images!

July 23, 2016

Dbkerr50

I've been to Romania and the closest I came to the western side was Castle Braun but I loved the country and its people.

July 19, 2016

Sandshack33

WOW! These are very nice :) Makes me want to go visit.

July 12, 2016

Andreistancu

Great Brandon! And try Astra Museum near Sibiu, is the most important ethno-museum in Romania :)

July 12, 2016

Fike2308

Amazing! I arrived in Bucharest yesterday and in a few days I think I will go visit Sibiu :)

July 11, 2016

Andreistancu

Thank you all for your nice words :)

July 10, 2016

Cathconvey

Hello, Andrei!
I am truly admired by your photos! Thank you for this virtual visual visit to the wonderful place! Your photos are brilliant! Good luck and all the best!
Catherine

July 10, 2016

Schoolbookpk

Wow! Marvelous sights indeed!

July 09, 2016

Qiwoman01

Wow, great images!

July 09, 2016

Julietta24

beautiful!!!

July 08, 2016

Ctmphotog

Your beautiful images are a good enticement to visit Sibiu!

July 08, 2016

Andreistancu

Thank you Stella, it's really a very beautiful town :)

July 08, 2016

Photostella

Very nice photos!! Shared on my twitter! (@photo__stella)

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Photo credits: Andrei Stancu.