ASTRA National Museum Complex

Some traditional houses in the ASTRA complex outside Sibiu

Some traditional houses in the ASTRA complex outside Sibiu

The ASTRA Complex is an open air museum just a few kilometers outside of Sibiu. It contains over 300 houses that reflect traditional Romanian life from different regions of the country. Most of the buildings reflect occupational realities of people like potters and weavers. There are also some impressive wells and windmills. The whole site is set in a gorgeous section of the Dumbrava forest.

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Sightseeing in Sibiu

The 14th century citadel in Sibiu

The 14th century citadel in Sibiu

After recovering from my rough week in the Apuseni mountains, I finally got my energy back up and moved on to Sibiu. The city is known as one of the gems Romania’s Saxon heritage, and after visiting I definitely understood why. The old town is extremely well preserved and the architecture is really fascinating. I had a great time walking around!

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