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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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Continental Forum Sibiu $53
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.

    CETATEA MEDIEVALA $70
    CETATEA MEDIEVALA

    CETATEA MEDIEVALA

    Str Postei nr 1, Sibiu
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Historic Center, this villa is steps from Holy Trinity Cathedral and History Museum. Brukenthal National Museum and Piata Mare are also within 5 minutes. Sibiu Station is 17 minutes by foot.

      Poet Pastior Residence $48
      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.

        Hotel Imparatul Romanilor $67
        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.

          Artisans Boutique Villa
          Artisans Boutique Villa

          Artisans Boutique Villa

          Piata Aurarilor 8, Sibiu, Sibiu
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Historic Center, this pension is steps from Liar's Bridge and Council Tower. Piata Mare and Evangelical Cathedral are also within 10 minutes. Sibiu Station is 11 minutes by foot.

            Musik Apartments Old Town $90
            Musik Apartments Old Town

            Musik Apartments Old Town

            Selarilor 4, Sibiu
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Historic Center, this apartment building 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 11 minutes by foot.

              Vendi Grand Square Residence $62
              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.

                Am Ring Hotel $110
                Am Ring Hotel

                Am Ring Hotel

                no. 14, str. Piata Mare, Sibiu, Sibiu
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Historic Center, this hotel is steps from Council Tower, Piata Mare, and Brukenthal National Museum. Liar's Bridge and History Museum are also within 5 minutes. Sibiu Station is 12 minutes by foot.