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Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

Curtea Honterus nr. 2, Brasov, Romania
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Ranked #10 of 32 Attractions in Brasov
Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: Brasov was for centuries the gate between Valachia (southern Romania ), Moldavia (the Eastern region) and Transylvania having its own special... more »
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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is unique in that it is not Eastern Orthodox, and no longer Roman Catholic, but now a Lutheran church serving the German community of Brasov. Its decorations are sparse compared to the others, but some date from medieval times. Beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Even though I nevet really got to visit its insides, I can appreciate its grandeur from outside. It's a great places and even though I know that you need to wait for a while to get in, it can be satisfying enough just to admire its lovely architecture.

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China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

quite small church, but with its style, today there is more tourists, what is not in my expectation.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We've walk to the tower but we couldn't visit it. The black tower is close to the white tower, it's worth doing both on the same day.

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Guernsey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

As we were on a 19 day tour through the Balkans Romania Hungary and Austria you sometimes think; another b****y church, another bl***y castle but that is tongue in cheek. The church has a fascinating history and a massive pipe organ. The person demonstrating it could have given a better recital though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

An interesting place! The entrance is 10 Ron for adults, but its a small price and many interesting stories told inside.

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Brasov, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Black Church is really interesting but far more better to stay for a wile and listen to some carols and admire the inside with no hurry. the music and the concerts make it even more enjoyable, as the church comes to life! the building itself is very old, with hundreds of years of history behind but extremely well preserved/rebuild.... More

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Brasov County, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It is a nice building (both inside and outside) who hide a lot of things (places and facts) which can be found only with a professional / passionate guide because without it somebody will see only an old building where sometimes somebody play old music. Do yourself a favor and ask an complete tour (the church and the tower) and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This was a nice place to visit to learn more about the history behind it. The visit in itself is okay and you can read about who and how the church was built.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Unfortunately we weren't able to enter the castle. It was closed for the day as Prince Charles was in the district and visiting the church.

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