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Located about 282 km north-west of Bucharest, SIBIU is a city in Transylvania, Romania and is one of the most important cultural centers of Romania. The Cibin River, a tributary of the River Olt, runs through the city.
Sibiu is about 20 km from the Fagaras Mountains, 12 km from the Cibin Mountains and about 15 km from the Lotrului Mountains, so it is no surprise that the area is a popular winter holiday destination, with many ski resorts.
Sibiu consists of two distinct entities - Upper Town and the Lower Town. It also has three main squares - Grand Square - Piata Mare is the largest square of the city and has been the center since the 15th century. Lesser Square - Piata Mica - Huet Square.
Sibiu is also the site of this year's VT Euromeet 2013 and is being held the weekend of June 21, 22 & 23. Hans and I are very much looking forward to visiting this charming city and once again see old friends and make many new ones.


Without a doubt, the ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL - HOLY TRINITY is one of Sibiu's gems.Built in the style of a Byzantine Basilica, work began on the Cathedral - Catedrala Ortodoxa - in 1902 and was completed in 1904. On December 13, 1904, the four bells were placed in the two main spires ( 43 meters high - 45 meters when you include the crosses).
The exterior is in red and yellow brick. The main entrance is through a portico with three semicircular doors. The outside dome is decorated with round mosaics portraying Jesus and four Evangelists.
The interior is absolutely beautiful. The iconostasis and dome shows Christ flanked by angels.
The Cathedral is located on Strada Mitropoliei 35.
We actually had a wonderful view of the two spires, from our hotel room window. My main picture is a sunset view of the spires and the mountains.


Located in the Large Square - Piata Mare - between the Brukenthal Museum and the Roman Catholic Church, is the stunning building which houses SIBIU CITY HALL or Primariei Sibiu.
Built originally in 1906 to house the Agricultural Credit Bank, but has been the City Hall of Sibiu since 2006.
It is also used as a Tourist Information Center.

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  • Pros:Thoroughly enjoyed our time in Sibiu
  • Cons:The weather was soooo hot!
  • Last visit to Sibiu: Apr 2013
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • xaver's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2015 at 12:59 PM

    Nice page, the VT bus tour had some nice stops.

    • LoriPori's Profile Photo
      Apr 8, 2015 at 3:42 AM

      Yes, the bus tour was a nice one. I liked Sibiu and it is very walkable. Thanks so much for checking out my Sibiu pages.

  • ger4444's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    Nice Sibiu Page. The eyes on the roofs are a bit like Amityville, isn't it? See you probably in Maastricht.

    • LoriPori's Profile Photo
      Dec 9, 2014 at 4:02 AM

      I really enjoyed our visit to Sibiu. It had all the things I look for in a destination. History - great architecture - friendly locals and it was great to share experiences with fellow VT members.

    • ger4444's Profile Photo
      Dec 9, 2014 at 4:11 AM

      Yeah, i also have great memories of Sibiu. I was lucky to be there for 2 days visit, and one night extra as i had to travel from Sibiu to Hunedoara. Great time pavement terrace experience at liar's bridge, near casa Luxembourg...

  • easterntrekker's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2014 at 3:41 AM

    Romania is on my must go list...thanks for sharing

    • LoriPori's Profile Photo
      Jan 13, 2014 at 3:50 AM

      Thanks for stopping by. Sibiu was a wonderful city to visit and we had a nice VT Meet there also.

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Nov 10, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Sibiu looks lovely with all these beautiful old buildings. Sounds to have been a very good place for a VT-meet, and you were lucky with the weather too!

    • LoriPori's Profile Photo
      Nov 16, 2013 at 6:42 AM

      I loved everything about Sibiu and you could easily walk to most of the sites. Also the food was good and reasonably priced. Thanks Malena for checking out my Sibiu pages and for generous ratings. xxx Lori

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    Sibiu, which we have not heard of before, seems to be an interesting cultural city to visit and explore. We intend to visit Romania in the near future especially the capital city of Bucharest. But after seeing your interesting virtual tour of Sibiu, we may as well visit Sibiu first instead of Bucharest. Those beautiful architectural buildings and the squares certainly attract us. ~ho & pang

    • LoriPori's Profile Photo
      Sep 21, 2013 at 3:30 AM

      Thanks ho & pang for checking out my Sibiu pages. I agree that you should indeed visit this wonderful Sibiu. We really enjoyed our time there.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    Lori, those houses with "eyes" are amazing indeed and very unique....

    • LoriPori's Profile Photo
      Jul 29, 2013 at 2:56 AM

      Thanks for stopping by. I really liked the character of some of Sibiu's very old houses, esp the "eyes".

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2013 at 8:10 AM

    I guess you have had a very pleasant VT EUROMEET 2013! Thank you, Lori, for showing it to us, who couldn't attend it. Sibiu looks also very attractive.

    • LoriPori's Profile Photo
      Jul 21, 2013 at 8:25 AM

      It was a wonderful place for a VT Meet Sergey and I am sorry you could not attend. Sibiu is beautiful, walkable and very affordable. Hans and I enjoyed our time there very much. Thanks for stopping by.

  • isolatedpawn's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    wonderful memories thanks for sharing

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2013 at 6:42 AM

    Great memories Lori - thank you for sharing :-)

    • LoriPori's Profile Photo
      Jul 13, 2013 at 11:17 AM

      And thank you Sarah for checking out my Sibiu pages. We had a real nice time there.

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Jul 11, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    beautiful page Lori - well done!

    • LoriPori's Profile Photo
      Jul 12, 2013 at 2:56 AM

      Well thank you Norman and thanks for stopping by my new Sibiu pages. Hans and I really enjoyed our time there and the VT Meet


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