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 remains from 40,000 years ago, a woolly rhino skull, and some displays of taxidermied Romanian wildlife (to the sound of hooting birds and huffing brown bears, piped through the display rooms).

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1. Carpenters' Tower


This 15th-century tower is part of Sibiu's best-preserved stretch of medieval walls.

2. Haller Bastion

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Named after a 16th-century mayor of Sibiu, the building is associated with a grisly period of history. When Sibiu was hit by the plague, holes were bored…

4. City Walls

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Thirty-nine towers, each protected by different guilds, watched over medieval Sibiu. See the remaining handful by walking north up Str Cetăţii past the…

5. Roman Catholic Cathedral

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The inside of this baroque church, built between 1726 and 1738, gleams with gold decoration and bright frescoes.

6. Banca Agricolă

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Banca Agricolă is one of Piaţa Mare’s most impressive sights; the art nouveau building, dating to the early 20th century, now houses the town hall and…

7. Council Tower

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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…

8. Brukenthal Palace

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Brukenthal Palace is worth visiting as much for its resplendent period furnishings as for the European art within. Duck beneath the Music Room’s…