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Piaţa Mare

Enjoy some of Sibiu’s most beautifully preserved buildings in this bustling central square, a popular meeting point in the city. 

Piaţa Mare is the main town square and former social center of Sibiu’s old walled city. Defined by grand buildings dating back to the 14th and 15th centuries, the square is a wonderful starting point for exploring the city. See some of Sibiu’s top attractions at this picturesque public plaza.

The square dates back to the early 15th century, expanding from a small grain market to become a hub for the city’s public meetings, commerce and even executions. Today, most of the buildings lining the square are recognized as important historic monuments. Examine the colorful building at Piaţa Mare 1 with a three-ridged roof. It dates back to 1650 and now hosts a casual restaurant.

Dating back to 1906, the City Hall is one of the more modern buildings near the square. Visit the Tourist Information Center on the building’s ground floor, where staff can help you organize your trip and book tickets for trains, buses and local events.

The city’s tall Baroque Holy Trinity Roman-Catholic Church is difficult to miss. The main church building was completed in 1733, with its imposing tower finished 5 years later. The original green tarnished copper dome has been replaced with fresh copper to repeat the aging process. Don’t miss the statue near the church, which recognizes Saint John of Nepomuk. Enter the church to view its gorgeous 1860 Viennese organ made by Carl Hesse.

Find the 18th-century Brukenthal Palace on the western side of the square. Originally the home of a Transylvanian governor, the palace now houses one of the country’s finest art museums. Browse the museum’s exceptional collection of works by Romanian and Western painters. Don’t miss Jan van Eyck’s Man in Blue Turban. Next to the palace is the blue house of Casa Albastra, which also hosts a portion of the museum’s large collection.

Piaţa Mare is at the center of Sibiu’s Upper Town. To get here, take the trolleybus from the train station. The square is also near the southern end of Piaţa Huet. Begin your exploration of Sibiu at Piaţa Mare.


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Blumenhaus Sibiu $56
Blumenhaus Sibiu

Blumenhaus Sibiu

Strada 9 Mai, Sibiu, SB
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Historic Center, this bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of Liar's Bridge, Council Tower, and Evangelical Cathedral. Piata Mare and History Museum are also within 10 minutes. Sibiu Station is 11 minutes by foot.

    Exclusive Hotel & More $72
    Exclusive Hotel & More

    Exclusive Hotel & More

    1A Ion Luca Caragiale Street, Sibiu
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Sibiu, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of History Museum, Liar's Bridge, and Brukenthal National Museum. Council Tower and Piata Mare are also within 15 minutes. Sibiu Station is 22 minutes by foot.

      Plaza 35 $56
      Plaza 35

      Plaza 35

      Strada Oituz 35D, Sibiu
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Sibiu, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu and Radu Stanca National Theater. Holy Trinity Cathedral and Brukenthal National Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).

        Hotel Imparatul Romanilor $63
        Hotel Imparatul Romanilor

        Hotel Imparatul Romanilor

        Str Nicolae Balcescu 4, Sibiu, Sibiu
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Historic Center, this hotel is steps from Brukenthal National Museum, Piata Mare, and History Museum. Council Tower and Evangelical Cathedral are also within 5 minutes. Sibiu Station is 14 minutes by foot.

          Continental Forum Sibiu $59
          Continental Forum Sibiu

          Continental Forum Sibiu

          Unirii Square, 10, Sibiu
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Center, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Radu Stanca National Theater and Holy Trinity Cathedral. Brukenthal National Museum and Piata Mare are also within 10 minutes. Sibiu Station is 19 minutes by foot.

            Casa Luxemburg $48
            Casa Luxemburg

            Casa Luxemburg

            Piata Mica nr.16, Sibiu
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Historic Center, this bed & breakfast is steps from Council Tower, Liar's Bridge, and Evangelical Cathedral. Piata Mare and Brukenthal National Museum are also within 5 minutes. Sibiu Station is 14 minutes by foot.

              Poet Pastior Residence $41
              Poet Pastior Residence

              Poet Pastior Residence

              6 Strada Gheorghe Lazar, Sibiu
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Historic Center, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Council Tower, Brukenthal National Museum, and Piata Mare. Liar's Bridge and History Museum are also within 10 minutes. Sibiu Station is 13 minutes by foot.

                Vendi Grand Square Residence $61
                Vendi Grand Square Residence

                Vendi Grand Square Residence

                Piata Mare nr 6, Sibiu
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Historic Center, this aparthotel is steps from Brukenthal National Museum, Piata Mare, and History Museum. Council Tower and Evangelical Cathedral are also within 5 minutes. Sibiu Station is 13 minutes by foot.