Sibiu-Romania’s “Small Platza” under reconstruction
Photo by: CamilG, Creative Commons

Sibiu is the capital of the principality of Transylvania. It is the major transportation hub of Romania and was once designated as the European Capital of Culture. Its primary nearby natural wonder is the Cibin River. It has two main industrial areas, each with exits towards other cities. The Eastern industrial zone is alongside the railway towards Brasov city, and the Western industrial zone close to the airport and near the exit towards Sebes. The southern part of the city is where the ASTRA National Museum Complex and the zoo are located.

Sibiu is also divided into two distinct entities: the Upper Town and the Lower Town, with numerous town squares that boast of great scenery and are perfect for city tours and strolling around. The Grand Square, the Lesser Square and the Huet Square encompass the town’s main areas.

Sibius primary tourist attractions include the Evangelical Cathedral from the Lower City, the Piata Mare in Grand Square, Sibiu’s historical fortifications, Lucian Blaga University, and the Burkenthal National Museum. Even historic homes in this town are quite lovely to look at.

For your leisure time, it would be great to have a hearty Romanian meal at one of Sibiu’s oldest and fine restaurants, the Butoiul de Aur or the La Mielul Alb. Poultry, veal and goulash soups are a favourite among tourists here. Sibiu also has great skating rings, bicycle paths and skateboard parks perfect for the sports enthusiasts. Sibiu is also famous for the Complex Neptune Bath. Located in the center of the city, it has a 21 meter long pool, with Roman-Irish sauna, massage areas and a state-of-the-art salon.

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