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Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

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Address: Curtea Honterus nr. 2, Brasov, Romania
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12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: This 15th-century Gothic church got its name after the great fire in 1689...
This 15th-century Gothic church got its name after the great fire in 1689 blackened its outer walls.
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very old architecture inside and outside.

Inside the structure is very high , nice arches and design. There are 2 halls with information and photos on the history of the church 9in 3 or 4 languages. the visit can last... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Black Church offers a student discount, so if you still have your ID floating around your house from your college years, you should bring it to Romania :) We went to the organ concert on a Tuesday night. Thirty minute concert for 10 lei - you can't beat that. Make sure you read all the history in the back rooms... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Inside the structure is very high , nice arches and design. There are 2 halls with information and photos on the history of the church 9in 3 or 4 languages. the visit can last 30/40 mins without a guide entrance is cheap about 2 euros p.p. No photos are allowed but if you like antique and history worth a visit.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

You have to pay to go inside just for info. The building is nice in general but to compare it to other hestoric churches I would say over rated. The line is long most of the times (no clue why) and the opening hours are weird.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

It's called the Black Church, because of a fire centuries ago. Good organ.Much of the original church has been replaced and is relatively new. The pews are interesting and the church tries to be a part of the community. Cheap entrance fee, but nothing stands out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

You pay to go inside, so its not free. But its really nice on the inside. However no photos allowed, so that kind of sucked. Try to stick with a tourist group cause they give really good in depth history on parts of the church. Over all its a nice church, very cool on the inside and out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Fascinating building, historic organ, odd opening hours over the weekend- be sure to double check timing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

One of the oldest buildings (attractions)of Brașov. It has an extraordinary architecture,and contains one of the oldest collection of tapestry. It is a lutheran church built in the 14th century and has a Beautiful organ instrument with four thousand pipes and has the largest bell in Romania that weighs 4000 tons. You must pay $2 for an entry/visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Looks gorgeous and fantastic from outside. Though, nothing really worthed for the fee! We loved the carpets that were shown though. Nice stories. Still, not a must.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Huge church that is great to walk past and hear it's history. The inside is nothing to write home about. But there is a rather beautiful fresco off in one of the wings that has been uncovered. We pretty much came to Brasov just to see this and get something to eat. I kind of regret making the detour to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Nice big, old cathedral. Not much to see inside, but the admission is cheap and it's cool, with lots of seats, so why not go in. Most of the inside was destroyed, but there are a few decent paintings.

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Additional Information about Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

Address: Address: Curtea Honterus nr. 2, Brasov, Romania
Location: Europe  >  Romania  >  Transylvania  >  Central Romania  >  Brasov County  >  Brasov
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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