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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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  • This square is very large, similar to other European cities (like Brussels). Many events are held in the square, specially the Christmas market during winter. It also has cool buildigs surrounding it.  more »
  • very clean, nice place, beautiful facades, must be absolutely worth seeing in the summer. Try to come back
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  • Great space is surrounded by historical buildings so beautifully preserved. Westport looks like medieval or early strayed into the modern city. Lit up at night, fantastic.
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