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Big Square (Piata Mare) features medieval and classical houses noted as "the eyes of the city," because the narrow roof window openings resemble half-open eyes. Surrounded by museums, cafes, and restaurants, and paved with granite tiles, the square was initially established as a grain market during the 14th and the 15th centuries. See the central fountain with the iron grates and the statue of Gheorghe Lazăr, founder of the first language school in Romania. Prominent buildings include Brukenthal Palace, which houses a museum, the city hall, and an 18th-century Jesuit church. Notice the flag on the roof of the Council Tower, which bears the emblem of the guild. Put Big Square (Piata Mare) into our Sibiu online holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Sibiu.
Big Square (Piata Mare) reviews
Very nice place to walk with your kid. An opened space, it's not very crowded. A lot of restaurants in the big square. more »
We stay three days and it isn't enough for me.We drink at the terrace and see the arhitecture, the windows on the roof's house, the turnul Sfatului-where we climbed and see the nice panorama. It is a.... more »
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