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Day trip to Sibiu - Balea Lake, Balea Waterfall - Sambata Monastery

Day trip to Sibiu - Balea Lake, Balea Waterfall - Sambata Monastery

Sibiu

Sibiu

Sibiu
Sibiu
Known in German under the name Hermannstadt, Sibiu has always been the most important center of the German minority in Transylvania. Nowadays, Sibiu has the most numerous German community in Romania but also a fairly important Hungarian community.

At the end of the 18th century the governor of Transylvania Samuel von Brukenthal had gathered an impressive library and rich art collections, mentioned since 1773 in the Almanach von Wien.

The collections were opened to the public in 1817 and became later the core of Brukenthal Museum.Todayis said to be the second best museum in Romania (after the National Art Museum in the capital Bucharest), containing 1090 paintings.

Around the middle of the 19th century the Romanian population became more and more present in the life of the town,become the spiritual centre of the Romanians’ struggle for political emancipation.

The name of the city is officially changed into Sibiu in 1919.

Nowadays, Sibiu presents itself as a true cultural and touristic capital of Romania,due to the wonderful beauties of its surroundings,and due to charming natural landscape.

At its centre are three squares , Piata MarewithRoman Catholic church andthe Brukenthal Palace. The square is linked to Piata Mica by a passage beneath the Council Tower, which is worth visiting for the excellent views over the town. The third square, Piata Huet, is dominated by the Evangelical Cathedral.

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Sibiu

Sibiu

Sibiu

Balea Lake

Balea Waterfall
Balea Lake

Balea Lake is a glacier lake (formed in a glacial circus), situated at 2,034 m of altitude in the Fagaras Mountains, the highest in Romania, is 360 meters long, 240 meters broad and 11 meters depth.

Balea Lake,this splendid monument of nature with about 180 hectare of land around it is declared natural reservation since 1932.
The landscape is spectacular, especially in the winter, when there’s a lot of snow there and the ice on the lake.

Balea lake is surrounded by mountainous moraines, terraces and chines and features two chalets open all year round.
In this overwhelming scenery of austere beauty, be it summer or winter, you can admire mountain vegetation, numerous complex glacier valleys, splendid waterfalls and forests.

Must also be mentioned the fact that the first ice hotel in Eastern Europe was built near the lake in 2006.

Balea Waterfall

Balea Waterfall, located in the Fagaras Mountains, is one of the most famous waterfalls in Romania, is at an altitude of 1234 meters and the water falls from 68 meters.

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Balea Lake

Balea Waterfall

Sambata Monastery

Sambata Monastery
Sambata Monastery

The history of Brancoveanu Monastery started in the 17th century, when Preda Brancoveanu erected on Sambata Valley the first church built in wood. On its place, around the year 1696, Constantin Brancoveanu, the ruler of Wallachia (1688 - 1714), re-built a monastery in stone, in order to strengthen and save the Romanian Orthodoxy from the danger of Catholicism, which appeared when Transylvania was ruled by the Habsburgs (1683).

The architectural style fits entirely Brancoveanu style, which emerged in Wallachia :stones decorate the windows and the door frames, the sculptured pillars and the stone panels of the church which add a special beauty to the monastery.

The steeple is octagonal outside and cylindrical inside. The interior is divided into: altar, nave, narthex and porch and it is quite common to the churches built during Brancoveanu's time.

In the museum one can see icons painted on glass or wood from the XVIII-XIX century, as well as old books and church objects. The famous icon-painting workshop is one of the most prominent painting workshops in the country.

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Sambata Monastery

Sambata Monastery
PRICE

1 person – 130 euro

2 person – 130 euro/group

3 person – 150 euro/group

4 person – 150 euro/group

+ 5 person – 40 euro/person

INCLUDED

Transport by car/minivan

English,French,Italian speaking guide.

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Entrance fees at the museums, meals.
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