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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. Use our Sibiu trip generator to arrange your visit to Big Square (Piata Mare) and other attractions in Sibiu.
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  • The city of Sibiu is the Southern gateway to Transylvania. Big Square is the main highlight. Many nice restaurants, shops, cafes arround and the little side streets are charming as well. Very well mai...  more »
  • it is an old square but very well preserved and rehabilitated, it is the central touristic point of Sibiu. there are also a lot of cafes, bistros and restaurants, quite expensive, but interesting. Go ...  more »
  • A huge square Gothic character. Had a lot of cobblestone narrow that to lead to shops k beautiful locations. We stop taking pictures. Very clean k groomed. You can sit and eat other k to drink great beer at very good prices. it's definitely worth the stop
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