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2.79 km, 1 h

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THE PASSAGE OF THE SHOEMAKERS

The medieval builders and those who thought and built the town of Sibiu faced the problem of a too long time between the moment when the soldier citizens got out of their houses and the moment...
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THE TOWER OF THE STAIRS

It is the oldest still standing building in Sibiu today, the gate of the first fortification circle of Sibiu. The historians claim a first form of fortification existed in this place already in...
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THE BRIDGE OF LIES

On the site of the present day Bridge of Lies until the midst of the 19th century there was a row of houses which divided the Small Square in two. Below this row of houses there was a curved...
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THE GATE OF THE GOLDSMITHS’ STAIRS AND THE GOLDSMITHS’ STAIRS

Where today one goes through the Goldsmiths’ Passage towards the stairs with the same name and then towards the square with the same name there was in the 13th century a gate which linked the...
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THE COUNCIL TOWER

Its history mingles with the one of the town. Its name has its origin in its vicinity with the town hall of the town when it was an acces gate. The gate was built in the second half of the 13th...
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THE HOUSE OF THE GENERAL

The coming of a great number of Habsburg soldiers posed a serious problem for the Magistrate of Sibiu. Moreover this problem is amplified when workers and more soldiers were brought to help in the...
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KOMMANDATURA OF THE GARRISON

This building is the main office where there was the Guiding Council, the parallel govern of Transylvania which had the role of unification with Romania in 1918 of the historic province...
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THE POTTERS’ TOWER

In the 14th century Sibiu became a town (it was first mentioned as such in 1366). This transformation of the town led to the necessity of the extension of the fortified area, the town was desired...
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THALIA HALL

At the middle of the 18th century in 1752 in Sibiu theater was already performed on a wooden stage in the Central Square. Only in 1787 the magistrate of the town offered through his representative...
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THE HALLER BULWARK

The Magistrate considered very seriously the problem of the defense of the town in the era of fire weapons and a first solution was the construction of a fire tower in front of the most vulnerable...
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THE FORTIFICATION WALL OF MANEJULUI STREET

In the 14th century Sibiu became a town (it was first mentioned as such in 1366). This transformation of the town led to the necessity of the extension of the fortified area, the town was desired...
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THE FORTIFICATION WALL MOVILEI

The frequent attacks of the Ottoman armies in the 15th century caused Sibiu to fortify also the most populated part of the town, the old village limits, i.e. the Lower Town. This transformation of...
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HOUSE NO. 4

The name of the Goldsmiths’ Square has its origin in the vicinity of the Goldsmiths’ House in the Small Square. The market was born locally at the crossroads of a medieval road which linked...
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THE PASSAGE OF THE STAIRS

In the 14th century Sibiu became a town (it was first mentioned as such in 1366). This transformation of the town led to the necessity of the extension of the fortified area, the town was desired...
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THE FORTIFICATION WALL OF THE CENTUMVIRS

In the 14th century Sibiu became a town (it was first mentioned as such in 1366). This transformation of the town led to the necessity of the extension of the fortified area, the town was desired...
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THE GATE TOWER

It is in the vicinity of Altemberger house, the former town hall, the present day history museum. This gate was one of the most important gates and linked the town to the roads coming from Alba...

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