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Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral & Tower

Piata Huet (Huet Square), Sibiu, Romania
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Ranked #7 of 24 Attractions in Sibiu
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Tirgu Mures, Romania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Impressive view of the old city and the surrounding mountains from the tower. The cathedral itself is one of the most beautiful gothic buildings in Transylvania and Eastern-Europe. I wish our guide had told us the history and the details of the cathedral, not just showing the way up in the tower. (for example, the city was first mentioned in... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Even though is still under renovation (as far as i know), it's as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside, and they're doing a great job with the restoration project. It's also a place of serenity at night.

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dubai
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is a must see in Sibiu it's unique style and surroundings are something to behold. It is basically massive, huge though delicate and detailed. I think it is emblematic for the city itself.

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Romania
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243 reviews 243 reviews
94 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Located in the Huet Square, this cathedral is one of the best places to see the city from above. Despite it is costly, it worst a visit. Enjoy!

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The Gothic church, a Lutheran Cathedral, is one of the most impressive sights in Sibiu. The old Romanesque church of St. Mary was extended by the Saxon population from 1325. Its 73 metres high tower, the highest in Sibiu, was finished in 1494. The tower has 4 turrets, indicating that the town had “ius gladiator:” i.e., it could execute criminals.... More 

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Woking, Surrey
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134 reviews 134 reviews
23 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The building of this church started in the 14th century and the parish has certainly seen changes with the congregation falling from 14,000 at the beginning of the 20th century to only about 1400 now. Typically, for a protestant church, you have to pay (all of 5 lei) to visit, but it is worth it with some extraordinary wall decorations... More 

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21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I have tried to visit this church several times, but it is always closed for renovations. Since it is a protestant church do not expect extensive decorations inside, but the sheer volume of the church is impressive, its proportions are fine, its simplicity is touching.

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Toronto
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Although this cathedral was under restoration during my visit, it was worth the visit. Due to the height of the tower, it can be seen all over town!

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Bucharest, Romania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Unfortunately when I was there with my family, the cathedral couldn't be visited because it was under some major renovation work. The exterior though it takes your breath away. It is absolutely majestic and you can imagine how it was in its glory days. The only reason I marked it as being very good instead of excellent is that we... More 

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Brasov, Romania
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

After getting into the tower you can see that it worth climbing the stairs, wich are not few. Also the Cathedral is very nice and the pipe organ is impressive.

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