Piata Mica

Piata Mica

Built in the XIV-XVI, Small Square in Sibiu, cunoscuta si sub numele de “Ringul cel mic”, located inside the second chamber of fortifications of the citadel, represents the old commercial center of the city. The market is divided into two distinct parts bounded by street Ocnei.
The north side of the enclosure has a circular shape, with buildings shaped concave, the missing vaulted portal specific to the Square. Southern side shows the building with semicircular arches supported port. Common to all buildings is in addition to height, Loggia existence downstairs where, once merchants protect their goods in handicraft workshops and exhibited buyers, dar si a lucarnelor lenticulare, known by locals, "City eyes".

Lanterns made of wrought iron and suspended architectural elements were to become, the nineteenth century, another characteristic of buildings in Piata Mica. There are several buildings in this area full of history. One of the most famous monuments, Council Tower, a clock yet functional, located at No.. 1, are, According to documents, back almost 700 years. raised in succession, Tower ensure the latest level panoramic view of the medieval city. Built after the demolition of houses stretching up near Tower Hall, The bridge of Lies, first wrought iron bridge in Romania, Why move between upper city and the lower, Sibiu is one of the symbols, a tourist area, Loader legend.

at No.. 11, Hermes is the House, Franz Binder Museum hosting, part of the ASTRA National Museum Complex. The building with no. 13 Passage houses shoemaker, long by about 16 m. Casa Luxemburg, situated at No. 16, receiving its current name after the restoration works carried out between 1999-2003 with funding from the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Arts House at No. 21 is the old hall of butchers, specific shops named after the guilds that worked in the building that was later used as guild furriers, but serving, by 1765, and that the theater. Goldsmiths Ladder Tower, located at No.. 24 It represents another important historical relic dating from the fifteenth century. The building at No.. 26, in former pharmacy "At the Black Bear", fiinteaza Museum of the History of Pharmacy. He worked a good part of life father of homeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann.
Like the Bridge of Lies and the building has its own legend, according to which its owners had placed a huge boulder over the entrance, supported only by a thin cloth spider.

Along with the Market Square and Huet, which is linked by narrow passages of great charm, Small Square remains one of the "poles" of attraction of Sibiu, much more 2007, when Sibiu was designated the Cultural Capital of Europe. Basically most events of the year have revolved only around two enclosures, dupa cum an de an viata sociala si culturala a Sibiului s-a derulat în acelasi perimetru.