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Avrig

Avrig is a town in the Sibiu County, Romania. The first documents attesting the village exists since 1346.

It lies on the left bank of the river Olt (at the mouth of the Avrig River), close to the Făgăraş Mountains, at about 26 km (16 mi) from Sibiu on the road towards Braşov. It is the main starting point for the trekking routes in the western part of the mountains, and also on access point at a great number of chalets in the mountains: Cabana Poiana Neamţului, Cabana Bârcaciu, Cabana Ghiocelul.

The most important objective in the town is the Brukenthal Summer Palace built in 1771, a baroque summer residence of baron Samuel von Brukenthal, the governor of Transylvania. Also two old churches can be found there: the evangelical church, built in the 13th century and fortified in the 16th century and the orthodox church, built in the 18th century.