The largest city, Sibiu, in southern Transylvania, was coined the European Capital of Culture in 2007 thanks to its old Germanic charm, colourful squares, stunning medieval architecture, and plentiful culture and music festivals.
Sibiu is the symbol of a deep and abiding culture that has stood the test of centuries. Labyrinth of stones and secrets, lights and shades, the old town shows stories of the time passing and where the time seems to have stopped as well.
The old Sibiu possesses much of its erstwhile charm, a character carefully preserved, hopefully for posterity.
“Enchanting picturesque” would be the words to describe the special aura which emanates from Sibiu. The tiled roofs with odd angles ventilation slats watching the town creates an eerie very unique impression.