From the Great Square, walk through one of two tunnels under the arches of the Council Tower to arrive at the Little Square.
This second fortified square was home to the town's most prestigious master craftsmen, who lived in rows of arcaded houses along the north and east sides.
Address: Piata Mare 4 - 5 Facing west of the square is the stunning Brukenthal Palace, the oldest and one of the finest art museums in the country.
The palace was built by Baron Samuel von Brukenthal to serve as his residence and house his collections of Romanian and Western art, 16th – 18th century religious sculptures and icons, stamps and coins, as well as an impressive library.
Sibiu is a pedestrian-friendly city with two easily accessible levels: the Upper town, home to most of Sibiu's historic sights, and the Lower town, lined with colorful houses on cobblestone streets and bounded by imposing city walls and defense towers overlooking the river Cibin.
The roof, originally built in pyramid form, has undergone various changes, culminating in the addition of four corner turrets in 1826.
On the top floor, an observation deck allows a bird's-eye view of the historic town and the Fagaras Mountains beyond.
The completely renovated interior is magnificent with gold-laced walls and colorful ceiling frescoes.
Intricate stone carvings cover much of the nave while the side altars and colonnades glisten with pink marble.