Piața Mare, Sibiu, Romania

Piața Mare – Sibiu, Romania

Few Old Town squares in Europe - let alone Romania - have been given the love, care and cold hard cash that Sibiu’s Piata Mare has benefited from over the past few years. Always a handsome square famed for its imposing tower and wonderful old houses, every building in the square is a protected, historic monument. The square is not, however, where Sibiu began. The first market square in the city was in fact around the corner in Piata Huet. Yet by the end of the 15th century, Piata Mare (or Grosse Ring, as its Saxon inhabitants called it) was very much the…