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Sibiu, the Old Town
Sibiu, the Old Town
In Sibiu the old town developed around three historic squares: Piata Mare (Large Square), Piata Mica (Small Square), and Piata Huet, named after Albert Huet, Governor of Transylvania between 1577 and 1607.

In Piata Huet one can visit the Evangelical Cathedral, a Gothic church begun before 1371 and finished in 1520. It has the largest collection of funerary stones in Romania -- moved in 1853 from the nave into the "ferula". One of them marks the tomb of Mihnea the Bad, son of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula). Mihnea was stabbed to death outside the church in 1510 after attending Mass. For centuries the church served as burial ground for some of its most outstanding members of the community. Although the custom was dropped in 1796, Governor von Brukenthal was buried there upon his death.

On the north wall of the choir there is a fresco of the Crucifixion (1445) by Johannes von Rosenau. Also interesting is a painting from 1512 in the transept, modified in 1545 after the Reformation to exclude the figure of Virgin Mary; her hands around the cross remain though, as the painter was not to paint over the cross itself.
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