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Sibiu and the liars bridge

  1. 1. Sibiu small place for big dreams
  2. 2. Medieval times in front of your eyes <ul><li>Sibiu, also known as Hermannstadt, is considered one of the most beautiful historical cities in Romania and Europe. It is perceived as a city of art and culture. A great number of cultural monuments, a diversity of museums, and various artistic and cultural events, make up the pillars of a complex cultural profile. </li></ul><ul><li>Every single step through Sibiu is like a journey in time. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Sibiu 2007 <ul><li>2007 was an important year for Sibiu as it was designated European Capital of Culture. It was a great opportunity for our city to expand its cultural activities and to develop its tourism industry. </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands of tourists all over the world came in Sibiu attracted by international music and theater festivals. </li></ul><ul><li>Great names like Within Temptation, Reamonn, Europe or Scorpions have toured during the year giving us an unforgettable show. </li></ul><ul><li>For most of us it was the best year in Sibiu. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Theatrical shows in Sibiu <ul><li>Sibiu has a two century history of theatrical shows which can be traced to the two theatres of the present. </li></ul><ul><li>The National Theater Radu Stanca was awarded the Cultural Management Prize in 2002. It is a great place to watch well-known plays like Othello or Hamlet. </li></ul><ul><li>The Theatre Gong presents pupetteering, mime and non-conventional shows for children and teenagers. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Musical events in Sibiu <ul><li>Sibiu has a wide range of musical events for all types of listeners. </li></ul><ul><li>It has a Phi lharmonic Orchestra that performs weekly concerts of classical and modern symphonic music, also organises an international piano festival. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are mo re into jazz, Sibiu has to offer you incredible jazz festivals. </li></ul><ul><li>For rock musi c lovers there are festivals like Artmania or Rockin’ Transilvania th at bring on stage bands you’ve always wanted to see live. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Historic buildings <ul><li>In Sibiu there are a lot of historic buildings that you </li></ul><ul><li>should visit. </li></ul><ul><li>The Council Tower,built in the 13 th century, is now </li></ul><ul><li>one of the most known symbols of Sibiu. </li></ul><ul><li>The Arts House is one of the most beautiful </li></ul><ul><li>buildings in Sibiu and also one of city’s symbols. </li></ul><ul><li>The Fortress-The most of the remaining parts of </li></ul><ul><li>the old City Walls and Towers can be seen on the </li></ul><ul><li>East side of the town along the Coposu Avenue and </li></ul><ul><li>Manejului Street. On Cetatii Street there are three </li></ul><ul><li>remaining towers from the third belt of fortifications . </li></ul><ul><li>The Liars Bridge is also an important building as it </li></ul><ul><li>was the first iron-cast bridge in Romania. </li></ul><ul><li>Other buildings like The Thick Tower, Stairs </li></ul><ul><li>Tower, The Old Town Hall or The Haller House are </li></ul><ul><li>monuments that deserve to be seen. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Historic Places <ul><li> The Big Square is the historic centre of the </li></ul><ul><li>city as the public executions and the public </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings used to held there. The southern side of </li></ul><ul><li>it is declared architectural monument. </li></ul><ul><li>The Small Square is the second largest </li></ul><ul><li>historic place of Sibiu and its one of the most </li></ul><ul><li>beautiful square in town. </li></ul><ul><li>The Huet Square is surrounded by historic </li></ul><ul><li>buildings built in gothic style. It is one of the most </li></ul><ul><li>impressive square in Sibiu. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Museums <ul><li>Brukenth al Museum is a complex of six museums which have different locations </li></ul><ul><li>and their ow n distinct cultural programmes. It was the second museum ever </li></ul><ul><li>founded in Europe. </li></ul><ul><li>The His tory Museum, housed in a Gothic building, presents the history of the </li></ul><ul><li>City from N eolithic and Roman times to recent history. </li></ul><ul><li>The Mu seum of Arms and Hunting Trophies presents the evolution of arms </li></ul><ul><li>throughout t he history of the city and hunting trophies from Europe and Africa.  </li></ul><ul><li>The AST RA Museum Complex is the largest outdoor museum in Europe. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Liars Bridge <ul><li>The Liars Bridge had been </li></ul><ul><li>installed in place of a wood bridge </li></ul><ul><li>in 1859. It was built over the way </li></ul><ul><li>of acces that connects the upper </li></ul><ul><li>town to the lower town. </li></ul><ul><li>Being the first iron-cast bridge </li></ul><ul><li>in Romania, it is now the pride of </li></ul><ul><li>Sibiu. </li></ul><ul><li>As a prove of its origins, on </li></ul><ul><li>one side you can see the date of </li></ul><ul><li>the structure and on the other </li></ul><ul><li>side the Saxon blazon. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Legends <ul><li>There are a few legends that try to explain the origin of </li></ul><ul><li>the bridge’s name. </li></ul><ul><li>The closer to the truth says that the bridge was raised </li></ul><ul><li>without pillars and it was called “the lying bridge”. Over </li></ul><ul><li>time the name changed into “the liars bridge” an d people </li></ul><ul><li>started telling stories based on this name. </li></ul><ul><li>Another legend says that the clients fooled by the </li></ul><ul><li>merchants from the Small Square used to throw them of </li></ul><ul><li>the bridge to teach everybody a lesson. </li></ul><ul><li>A third legend says that the Military Academy cadets, </li></ul><ul><li>after stealing the young girls’ hearts, used to promise </li></ul><ul><li>them dates by the moonlight and “forgot” to show up. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Bibliography <ul><li>www.sibiul.ro </li></ul><ul><li>www.sibiu2007.ro </li></ul><ul><li>www.welcmetoromania.ro </li></ul><ul><li>http://wikipedia.org </li></ul>

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