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Big Square (Piata Mare), Sibiu

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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 center was renovated around 2008 and it still looks very good. The square is large and romantic. You can park directly here so you get to the restaurants and the main shopping street very fast. We...  more »
  • Nice place with a lot of restaurants and people. You can find different shops also. We were in Big Square during the International Theater Festival that made our visit much impressed!  more »
  • Large space surrounded by historic buildings and good choice of bars and restaurants. Very young and cosmopolitan city. Nice to sit and watch world go by.  more »