Sibiu was one of the most powerful cities in Europe regarding its defense, thus being surrounded by high walls. Sibiu has 39 defense towers, four gates and 5 bulwarks. Thus we can conclude that the city was well fortified not having to be concerned of its safety. These towers have been preserved even today.
The Bridge of Lies
The bridge is considered the first iron bridge in Romania and was built in 1859 by Fredericus Hutte across the street that connects the old town to the new one. Its structure is very special, it has a saxon escutcheon with two swords made in crossway and a crown above it. Its name signifies the legend that whoever tells a lie when he is on the bridge will crush down with it. This is just one of the many variants of the legend. This bridge is the pride of Sibiu nowadays.
The Ortodox Cathedral
This cathedral is considered the second largest Orthodox Cathedral in Romania. It was built between 1902 and 1906 after another cathedral in Istanbul, many of us believeing that this copy looks much better than the original itself. The architects who built the church were from Budapest and were named Virgil Nagy and Iosif Kamner. At the entrance of the church there is a fabulous sculpted door, with a german inscription. Inside the church you can see a chandelier of gold, fresco paintings made by Octavian Smigelisch and byzantine decorations. Outside are two massive towers with a specific architecture with some elements of Baroque style. The two towers are two crosses of 1.5 m height and the core of the church is represented by the dome, which is surrounded by four turret of a smaller size.