Have you ever imagined that the houses could have eyes? And to look real… Well, they exist in Sibiu and are really hypnotizing! For the creepy ones, you will feel like in George Orwell`s novel (1984): being watched all the time!
Sibiu is a unique city due to its fascinating “eyes” located in the rooftops of the colored houses. On top of that, the city has some interesting towers, lots of colored passages, a precious Gothic Cathedral and…a Bridge of Lies…so interesting!
I have decided to visit Sibiu in February and it was really nice. Sibiu is a beautiful town and it does not matter when you visit it. His unique charming houses with hidden eyes look amazing both covered by snow or shinning in the sun`s rays. It was founded in 1190 by Germans (therefore, his name Hermanstadt) and it was designated as European Capital of Culture in 2007.
During the 3 days city break, I have visited also Alba Iulia, the largest citadel in southeastern Europe. The location is easily accessible from Sibiu.
How to get there
It is 6 hours away from Bucharest traveling by train and 5 hours away traveling by bus. In the city you can move around on foot, there is no need to take the bus. The city center is only 10 minutes away from the bus/train station.
What you can visit in Sibiu
Just get lost on the streets, with no map and no worries. In this way, you will find its hidden germs and its beauty. Below you`ll find some shots of what it impressed me.
The beautiful passages combined with the mix of colors of the charming houses:
Lutsch House – very picturesque
Picture from our window. We were surprised to wake up and see snow!
The Arquebusiers Tower:
The Potters Tower:
The Carpenters Tower:
House with Caryatids:
The Orthodox Cathedral with a beautiful dome:
The Bridge of Lies:
Sibiu by night: