Big Square (Piata Mare), Sibiu

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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.
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  • One of the most popular place in town with many restaurants, shops, nice renovated buildings, it's a pleasure to visit or only to relax.  more »
  • It is a cute little Plaza with a striking statue of the founder of the first Romanian language school. I did not find Sibiu very beautiful after having been to Cluj in gorgeous Hungarian/Romanian...  more »

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