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    • Sibiu small place for big dreams
    • Medieval times in front of your eyes
      • 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.
      • Every single step through Sibiu is like a journey in time.
    • Sibiu 2007
      • 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.
      • Thousands of tourists all over the world came in Sibiu attracted by international music and theater festivals.
      • Great names like Within Temptation, Reamonn, Europe or Scorpions have toured during the year giving us an unforgettable show.
      • For most of us it was the best year in Sibiu.
    • Theatrical shows in Sibiu
      • Sibiu has a two century history of theatrical shows which can be traced to the two theatres of the present.
      • 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.
      • The Theatre Gong presents pupetteering, mime and non-conventional shows for children and teenagers.
    • Musical events in Sibiu
      • Sibiu has a wide range of musical events for all types of listeners.
      • It has a Phi lharmonic Orchestra that performs weekly concerts of classical and modern symphonic music, also organises an international piano festival.
      • If you are mo re into jazz, Sibiu has to offer you incredible jazz festivals.
      • 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.
    • Historic buildings
      • In Sibiu there are a lot of historic buildings that you
      • should visit.
      • The Council Tower,built in the 13 th century, is now
      • one of the most known symbols of Sibiu.
      • The Arts House is one of the most beautiful
      • buildings in Sibiu and also one of city’s symbols.
      • The Fortress-The most of the remaining parts of
      • the old City Walls and Towers can be seen on the
      • East side of the town along the Coposu Avenue and
      • Manejului Street. On Cetatii Street there are three
      • remaining towers from the third belt of fortifications .
      • The Liars Bridge is also an important building as it
      • was the first iron-cast bridge in Romania.
      • Other buildings like The Thick Tower, Stairs
      • Tower, The Old Town Hall or The Haller House are
      • monuments that deserve to be seen.
    • Historic Places
      • The Big Square is the historic centre of the
      • city as the public executions and the public
      • Meetings used to held there. The southern side of
      • it is declared architectural monument.
      • The Small Square is the second largest
      • historic place of Sibiu and its one of the most
      • beautiful square in town.
      • The Huet Square is surrounded by historic
      • buildings built in gothic style. It is one of the most
      • impressive square in Sibiu.
    • Museums
      • Brukenth al Museum is a complex of six museums which have different locations
      • and their ow n distinct cultural programmes. It was the second museum ever
      • founded in Europe.
      • The His tory Museum, housed in a Gothic building, presents the history of the
      • City from N eolithic and Roman times to recent history.
      • The Mu seum of Arms and Hunting Trophies presents the evolution of arms
      • throughout t he history of the city and hunting trophies from Europe and Africa. 
      • The AST RA Museum Complex is the largest outdoor museum in Europe.
    • The Liars Bridge
      • The Liars Bridge had been
      • installed in place of a wood bridge
      • in 1859. It was built over the way
      • of acces that connects the upper
      • town to the lower town.
      • Being the first iron-cast bridge
      • in Romania, it is now the pride of
      • Sibiu.
      • As a prove of its origins, on
      • one side you can see the date of
      • the structure and on the other
      • side the Saxon blazon.
    • Legends
      • There are a few legends that try to explain the origin of
      • the bridge’s name.
      • The closer to the truth says that the bridge was raised
      • without pillars and it was called “the lying bridge”. Over
      • time the name changed into “the liars bridge” an d people
      • started telling stories based on this name.
      • Another legend says that the clients fooled by the
      • merchants from the Small Square used to throw them of
      • the bridge to teach everybody a lesson.
      • A third legend says that the Military Academy cadets,
      • after stealing the young girls’ hearts, used to promise
      • them dates by the moonlight and “forgot” to show up.
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