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Sibiu - Transylvanian Medieval Town


posted on 7th of july, 2016

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!

Comments (15)

Posted by Andreistancu on July 31, 2016
Thank you all, i'm glad you like Romania :)
Posted by Alakhai on July 31, 2016
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.
Posted by FabioConcetta on July 31, 2016
Beautiful images!
Posted by Dbkerr50 on July 23, 2016
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.
Posted by Sandshack33 on July 19, 2016
WOW! These are very nice :) Makes me want to go visit.
Posted by Andreistancu on July 12, 2016
Great Brandon! And try Astra Museum near Sibiu, is the most important ethno-museum in Romania :)
Posted by Fike2308 on July 12, 2016
Amazing! I arrived in Bucharest yesterday and in a few days I think I will go visit Sibiu :)
Posted by Andreistancu on July 11, 2016
Thank you all for your nice words :)
Posted by Cathconvey on July 10, 2016
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
Posted by Schoolbookpk on July 10, 2016
Wow! Marvelous sights indeed!
Posted by Qiwoman01 on July 09, 2016
Wow, great images!
Posted by Julietta24 on July 09, 2016
beautiful!!!
Posted by Ctmphotog on July 08, 2016
Your beautiful images are a good enticement to visit Sibiu!
Posted by Andreistancu on July 08, 2016
Thank you Stella, it's really a very beautiful town :)
Posted by Photostella on July 08, 2016
Very nice photos!! Shared on my twitter! (@photo__stella)



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