Sibiu attractions

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St Mary's Evangelical Church

Sibiu's Gothic centrepiece rises more than 73m over the old town. Inside, marvel at ghoulish stone skeletons, 17th-century tombs and the largest organ in Romania, all framed by a magnificent arched ceiling. Built in…
Museum in Sibiu

History Museum

This impressive museum begins with re-enactments of cave dwellers squatting in the gloom and dioramas of Dacian life. Out of these shadowy corridors, the museum opens out to illuminating exhibitions about Saxon guil…
Gallery in Sibiu

Brukenthal Palace

Brukenthal Palace is worth visiting as much for its resplendent period furnishings as for the European art within. Duck beneath the Music Room’s chandeliers to admire colourful friezes and 18th-century musical instr…
Fortress in Sibiu

City Walls

Thirty-nine towers, each protected by different guilds, watched over medieval Sibiu. See the remaining handful by walking north up Str Cetăţii past the Potters’ Tower and then Carpenters’ Tower, to the Natural Histo…
Museum in Sibiu

Pharmaceutical Museum

On the site of Sibiu's first documented apothecary, this museum delves into the herb-scented history of medicine. More than 6600 items such as microscopes, mortars and pestles, pills, powders and shudder-inducing su…
Museum in Sibiu

Natural History Museum

Ornate ceilings flanked by moose heads make this Natural History Museum worth a peep for its 19th-century architecture alone, while the dinosaur garden outside is great for kids. Exhibitions include cave bear remain…
Bridge in Sibiu

Bridge of Lies

The 1859-built iron bridge is nicknamed the Bridge of Lies. Depending on who you ask, it stems either from tricky merchants who met here, or young lovers swearing their undying affection (or virginity). If you tell …
Museum in Sibiu

Franz Binder Museum of World Ethnology

Named for a 19th-century collector from Sibiu, the Franz Binder Museum of World Ethnology was undergoing a revamp when we passed through. A scattering of musical instruments and a mummy were on display, but a reopen…
Tower in Sibiu

Council Tower

The former Council Tower links Piaţa Mare with its smaller sister square, Piaţa Mică. First built in the 13th century, and refortified in the 16th, it has served as storage for grain, a prison and a watchtower acros…
Church in Sibiu

St Ursuline Church

This Roman Catholic church and monastery was built in stages across the 15th to 18th centuries. Its white and gold baroque splendour is usually enclosed behind a grate. Find the entrance off Str Șelarilor.