On the way to The Bâlea Lake , please visit the city of the future – Avrig (see video)
Avrig city is located at the foot of Făgăraş Mountains , 25 km from Sibiu, a true natural amphitheater that rises up to 2500 m . Avrig is mentioned for the first time in 1364, but settlement there since ancient times . Avrig is a picturesque area with mountains, forests and clean air, in which tradition is preserved and promotes respect for nature.
Although a small town, has a rich history and has given rise to important figures like Gheorghe Lazar, the founder of education in the national language of the country, or Samuel von Brukenthal. Governor of Transylvania and art lover, von Brukenthal is the founder of the art museum in Sibiu, that bears his name.
In Avrig, the baron has built a summer residence with superb baroque ornamental gardens. There are special events organized but is also open for tourist circuit.
“Avrig is a small town but with big plans and important goals.”
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At the foot of the Transylvanian Carpathians, right in the middle of the town of Avrig, you find an unique baroque ensemble – the former summer residence of the Transylvanian governor Samuel von Brukenthal. Enjoy a visit in this historic manor and feel the charm of the spacious gardens dating from the 18th century – be sure to have an unparalleled experience that is unique in Transylvania.
Once called “Transylvania´s Garden of Eden”, this baroque estate was built in the end of the 18th century by governor Samuel von Brukenthal. This little paradise garden with the enchanted palace is situated in the small town Avrig, at the foot of the Făgăraş Mountains, at 20 kilometers east of Sibiu at National Road DN1.
You can easily get to the Brukenthal Palace in Avrig using via the National Road DN7 either from Brasov or Sibiu. The area around Avrig offers a multitude of touristic attractions, including the impressive mountain scenery of the Făgăraş mountains, the idyllic Saxon villages with their fortified churches or the town of Sibiu, the European Capital of Culture in 2007. Our visitors can spend their leisure time in many ways, be it hiking, biking, horseback riding, or even for winter sports – we will help you to have an unforgettable stay. Click here for more.