Big Square (Piata Mare), Sibiu

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Big Square (Piata Mare) features medieval and classical houses noted as "the eyes of the city," because the narrow roof window openings resemble half-open eyes. Surrounded by museums, cafes, and restaurants, and paved with granite tiles, the square was initially established as a grain market during the 14th and the 15th centuries. See the central fountain with the iron grates and the statue of Gheorghe Lazăr, founder of the first language school in Romania. Prominent buildings include Brukenthal Palace, which houses a museum, the city hall, and an 18th-century Jesuit church. Notice the flag on the roof of the Council Tower, which bears the emblem of the guild. Put Big Square (Piata Mare) into our Sibiu online holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Sibiu.
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  • The square is used often in the summer for a variety of events. The buildings around the square are beautiful.
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  • Sibiu is one the most beautiful cities in Romania. The big square is a must to have a rest in some of the pubs around.  more »
  • A beautiful spacious square with fantastic buildings around it, beautifully restored. The Church is nicely lit. On Saturday, in augustud brides everywhere, very nice to see. At the tourist information next to the church you can a free city map including A town walk.
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Where to stay in Sibiu

Immerse yourself in Sibiu's medieval feel by staying in or near to the city's main square, Piata Mare, or the upper and lower town areas of Orasul de Sus and Orasul de Jos. Here you will be within walking distance of most of the main attractions, as well as public transportation. Choose from a variety of hostels and quality boutique hotels, or try something different and stay at an economical pension-style guesthouse located in the countryside. Book ahead of time, especially if you will be visiting on weekends or during festivals.
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