Sibiu is a town in south of Transylvania, Romania at 282 km from Bucharest. The city’s historical center has been recently renovated in 2006 and it looks spectacular.
Sibiu The European Capital of Culture
Sibiu was The European Capital of Culture in 2007, together with Luxemburg, being the first city in South – Eastern Europe to receive this title. In 2007 hosted over 2000 cultural events was in the spotlight and the people discovered it’s beauty.
The first official record of the town areas is coming from 1191, when Pope Celestine III confirmed the existence of the German settlers in Transylvania, having its headquarters in Sibiu, named Cibinium at that time.
In the 14th century, it was already an important trade centre. In 1376, the craftsmen were divided in 19 guilds.
In Sibiu you will definitely appreciate a lot the medieval atmosphere and downtown walks, where you will see The Brukenthal Palace and Museum, The Large Square, The Small Square, Huet Square, The Liars Bridge, The Stairs Passage, The Council Tower, The Evangelical Cathedral and of course the kindness of the locals.
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