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Top Choice Church in Sibiu

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…
Top Choice Romanian in Sibiu

Kulinarium

Fresh, well-presented Italy- and France-leaning cuisine, using seasonal ingredients, graces plates at Kulinarium. The restaurant has an intimate, casual feel, with roughly painted stone walls and dangling modern lam…
Top Choice Romanian in Sibiu

Crama Sibiul Vechi

Hidden in an old wine cellar, this is the most evocative restaurant in Sibiu. Explore Romanian fare such as cheese croquettes, minced meatballs and peasant's stew with polenta. Show up early, or reserve ahead; it's …
Museum in Sibiu

History Museum

This impressive museum begins with reenactments 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 guild…
Gallery in Sibiu

Brukenthal Palace

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

Music Pub

Skip down the graffitied corridor and rub your eyes in astonishment as a cellar bar and airy verandah opens up. One of the merriest spots in town, Music Pub sparkles with straw lamps and little candles, while '90s d…
Italian in Sibiu

Max

Locals' favourite Italian food is served within a restored, wood-shuttered 14th-century house, on a quiet street north of the old town. The Italian owner has perfected a menu spanning porcini-stuffed chicken, authen…
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…