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Piata Mare (Great Square)
Piata Mare (Great Square)

Piata Mare (Great Square)

Piata Mare 1, Sibiu, Romania

The basics

With surrounding landmarks such as the baroque-style Roman Catholic Church (Biserica Romano Catolica) and the 18th-century Brukenthal Palace, this square is a focal point for travelers in the city. Walking tours of Sibiu typically make stops here as well as at the two other important historic squares in the old town: Piaţa Mică (Small Square) and Piaţa Huet. Travelers on multi-day tours of Transylvania often see the square during stopovers in Sibiu, before continuing on to other attractions in the region, such as Bran Castle (also known as Dracula’s Castle), Peles Castle, Brașov, and Sighișoara.

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Things to know before you go

  • Big Square is a must for sightseers, with its charming historical setting providing plenty of photo opportunities.
  • There are several restaurants and cafés situated around the edge of the square.
  • Find a tourist information center beside Sibiu City Hall.
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How to get there

Big Square is situated in the center of Sibiu’s old town. The square is about a 15-minute walk from Sibiu train station, which offers regular connections to Brașov.

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When to get there

The square is at its buzziest in summer, when visitors can take advantage of the people-watching opportunities afforded by outdoor seating at square-side restaurants. The square also hosts a seasonal Christmas market, with stalls selling holiday decorations, handmade crafts, and mulled wine.

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Sightseeing on Big Square

The square is surrounded by historic buildings, some of which are open to the public. Brukenthal Palace holds a collection of European art that includes works from Van Eyck, Titian, and Rubens, as well as period furnishings, chandeliers, and antiques. Visitors can also climb the stairs of the Council Tower, which affords views out over Sibiu, and check out the stained glass and painted interior of the Roman Catholic Church.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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