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In return of a thousand stories - Round trip in Sibiu

In return of a thousand stories - Round trip in Sibiu
Travel period: 3 days / 2 nights

Today, over the tiles in the city’s center, thousands of people walk each day. A few hundred years ago, in the same Big Square (Piata Mare in Romanian) stood locked in a "cage of fools" those who contravened the public policy and the witches were burned ... But the truly magical stories of Sibiu are those that write each tourist's imagination - once surrounded on all sides by colored buildings, once the hand passes over the crack in the wall hundreds of years old, once the photo of the the city’s emblem, feeds the pigeons and feels the medieval city from the height of the tower. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Sibiu is worth a thousand tales about the romantic air of the past. And the stories still flow over the place where once, not long ago, theater plays were put in scene, annual fairs were held, pigeons were housed on the roof of the Catholic Church, philosophers were seeking their muses, waving flags on the houses’ roofs and the soldiers whispered to their loved ones sweet talk on the "Liars’ Bridge".

Schedule:

Day 1

Breakfast, Departure for Sibiu, Transfer to hotel. Accommodation in Sibiu.

Day 2

Breakfast, Guided round trip of Sibiu.

Touristic sites visited

Brukenthal National Museum

Brukenthal National Museum was founded in 1817 and exhibits fine art , history, natural sciences, archeology, numismatics, decorative art items. It is based on former Brukenthal collections, where we added the collections of the Museum of the Carpathian Society. In 1950, the collections were enlarged by 497 art works of Romanian Astra museums. Founded by Baron Samuel von Brukenthal, Baroque monument, has a main body which was built between 1778 to 1788.


The Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral

In the city's plan since 1875 are specified the five parcels towards Metropolitan Street and three parcels towaeds Xenopol Street that were merged, and the existing buildings here - demolished (including the modest church of the quarted) in order to build the cathedral.
The result is a large building with a symmetrical composition and a central plan that, with some modifications, (the appearance of the two tall towers on the facade), is trying to resume, at a reduced scale of course, the elevation of a Byzantine basilica.

Evangelical Cathedral

The Evangelical Cathedral is a large edifice in Gothic style, its plan consists of a polygonal choir composed of three bays, flanked to the north by a vestry, in the west following a transept, then the central nave and the two sides. The massive tower was built on the western side, embedded into a narthex formed of three naves.

The Roman Catholic Church

Among the buildings of the 18th century located in the Grand Square of Sibiu, the catholic church is very important. Although it was built relatively late, it’s baroque style is included in the harmonic architecture of the city. After Sibiu acceded to reform, the city remained almost 150 years without a Catholic church.

The Council Tower

It is one of the best known monuments of Sibiu. The tower so called because it defends the entrance gate of the second precinct, located near the City Hall of Sibiu, mentioned in documents since 1324 (Piata Mica No. 31, now restored). In its current form, the Council Tower has seven floors. The ground floor haa a large vaulted passage. The access inside is possible through a small door, and spiral stairs, reaching the upper floors. The current edifice is the result of several phases of construction, being embedded in a group of buildings.
The tower dates most likely since 1224 - 1241. In the moat was discovered a coin issued by Andrei II (1205 -- 1235).

The defensive system

Potters' Tower, Tanners' Tower, Powder' Tower, Stairs' Tower , Carpenters' Tower, Arquebusiers' Tower , Priest' Tower.

Astra Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization

The first outdoor event of the exhibition was held under the auspices of Astra, this way following the traditions of sibiu. The museum was founded in 1905 by the need to keep a very important heritage on endangered species, affected by weather difficulties.
The museum is located in a splendid natural scenery offered by forests and lakes. According to the information provided by the guide catalog appeared in 1995, currently the museum has 115 units and 279 annexes. They are situated in the context of five main sections with related thematic groups. An exhibition of monumental sculptures is added to them.

Day 3

Breakfast, Departure for Bucharest.
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