The 10 Best Things to Do in Sibiu, Romania

February 14, 2018 Marissa Gamble

The historic center of Sibiu is still partially enclosed by its original 12th-century medieval walls. Begin your visit in the Piata Mare, home to the Brukenthal Palace, containing the main halls of the Brukenthal National Museum. Descend the Passage of the Stairs down into lower Sibiu, and make sure to be on your best behavior as you cross the Bridge of Lies. A trek in the nearby Făgăraș Mountains will lead you past breathtaking ridges and serene glacial lakes.
Restaurants in Sibiu

1. Big Square (Piata Mare)

Sibiu, Romania +40 269 216 854
Excellent
69%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
3%
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Big Square (Piata Mare)

Big Square is Sibiu’s historical centre, where there are important historical monuments, many of which are part of the UNESCO patrimony.

Reviewed By PatMurff - Ballymoney, United Kingdom

This is a very pleasant square. It is pretty much free from the modern signage that can ruin such an urban landscape. The dimensions of buildings to square are good and there is a good sense of open space and pleasant vernacular architecture enhances the beauty.
It snowed heavily while I was there and thus added to the sense of magic about the square.

2. Old Town

Sibiu, Romania
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
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4.5 based on 142 reviews

Old Town

Reviewed By Gabriela M - Bucharest, Romania

This is the heart of medieval city of Sibiu. It's like walking through history. The buildings are from 15 to 19 century, in an average to good condition. They are charming during day or night, all seasons. You can find nice restaurants and coffeshops, little shops with souvenirs, art and handcrafts, churches and small alleys.

3. ASTRA Museum

Piata Mica 11 | 16-20 Padurea Dumbrava Street, Sibiu 550182, Romania +40 269 202 400
Excellent
74%
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20%
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4.5 based on 544 reviews

ASTRA Museum

Reviewed By Ankaka M

Well is ok to spend sunny sundays but i am not that happy with the infrastructure of the place..majorly is all right !Thank you for your review and we are waiting for your next coming. Can you tell us more details about the problems occured with our infrastructure for improving the unpleasant stuff?

4. Orthodox Cathedral

Strada Mitropoliei 35, Sibiu 550179, Romania
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
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5%
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4.5 based on 168 reviews

Orthodox Cathedral

This is the second largest Orthodox Cathedral in Romania.

Reviewed By Oldjack - Greater Melbourne, Australia

This Cathedral is quite special inside and unlike any other church around. The colorful walls and dome is something special and definitely worth a visit.

5. Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral & Tower

Piata Huet, Sibiu 550182, Romania +40 269 211 203
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
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4.5 based on 333 reviews

Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral & Tower

Reviewed By drunkenducky

A challenging climb up what seems and endless journey is paid off with stunning views of the whole town and the Carpathian Mountains as a backdrop. There are 4 turrets that you step in to give you views from all corners of the main tower. You can open some of the little windows to get the best photos. On the way up you will see the massive Burch bells that will rattle you to the core fin you are in the tower when they ring, this all adds to the atmosphere. The tiles on the roof that are clearly visible are fantastic and being inside the tower it give you and idea of the structure and craftsmanship that it takes to build such a monumental building. Well worth the epic journey up the many stairs. Don’t forget your camera

6. Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council)

Sibiu, Romania +40 359 407 235
Excellent
55%
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4.5 based on 363 reviews

Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council)

Reviewed By carmen u

The entry to the tower is modest, only 2 RON (up to 0,5EUR) Inside there is not much to see is mostly empty, at the first level there are some painting workshops where you can buy paintings. The most spectacular is the top view.

7. Piata Mica

Sibiu, Romania
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 236 reviews

Piata Mica

Reviewed By Cosi_Xs - Bucharest, Romania

It’s a beautiful little square that also offers parking and a lot of restaurants with good food and friendly staff. It is knowned for the “Bridge of Lies” and a lot of turists take pictures here of all nationalities.

8. Brukenthal National Museum

Piata Mare 5, Sibiu 550163, Romania +40 269 217 991
Excellent
47%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
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4 based on 302 reviews

Brukenthal National Museum

Reviewed By Sefulescu - Bucharest, Romania

A huge lesson of arts and history, I enjoyed every piece of the Romanian art gallery, really nice vibe (almost shivers) being around all those famous paintings of Aman, Grigorescu, Ciucurencu, Sirato, Luchian, Iser, Tattarescu and many others. In the European side I was really impressed by Bruegel's Massacre of innocents.

9. Bridge of Lies

Sibiu, Romania
Excellent
38%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
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4 based on 594 reviews

Bridge of Lies

Reviewed By Sushi8421 - Michigan

We visited during the holiday decor of the bridge. It was nicely lit with Christmas lights which made it a nice back drop for pictures. It has some decent legends behind liars bridge, but most are unsubstantiated.

10. Strada Nicolae Balcescu

Strada Balcescu Nicolae, Sibiu 550159, Romania
Excellent
50%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
10%
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4.5 based on 99 reviews

Strada Nicolae Balcescu

Reviewed By Romanita I - Bucharest, Romania

We like more the parallel street (Cetatii) which is much more quiet but there is no way you can avoid Balcescu street as it is the main pedestrian/ shopping street. There are restaurants, cafes, ice cream shops, souvenirs. 101 things you can do and a very good pharmacy at no. 52.

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