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Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

Curtea Honterus nr. 2, Brasov, Romania
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Ranked #9 of 30 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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Guildford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I love the story which comes with the church. Placed in the centre of Brasov it's easy to get to. Lovely rugs are displayed in the church.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Even without the story of its construction, its missing tower, and the fire that gave this church its name, this is an amazing piece of architecture and history that should not be missed. Touring with a guide who can provide all of the historical context makes it a highlight of any visit to Romania. My tour was booked through the... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Not too religious but shows to good effect the historical significance of the Church before and after the communist regime. Inexpensive and with much to do nearby.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It's a decent church to visit, if you're into that kind of thing. If you're like me and enjoy taking pictures, be warned that cameras are not allowed. Still, it's only 8 Lei to enter so go nuts!

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Acworth, Georgia
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28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you are in Brasov, Romania, you need to visit this imposing gothic cathedral. It has been built by the German community in Brasov in the 14th century. It is still a place of worship but it also hosts many concerts. Its organ is famous in the whole world (built in 1839).

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The gothic architecture on the outside provides a far better experience than the dull appearance in the inside. And the fact that it is forbiden to go see the 3 centuries old organ up close, the center piece of the church, on the 1st floor, is really not helping. If you are curious to see the inside, you can enter... More

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Bucks County, PA
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28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It is an imposing structure and one of the few to tour within Brasov. But it can be skipped if in a hurry. The staff was generally unpleasant - don't try to pay with anything more than a 20 RON note!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Black Church is the epicenter of Brasov. It's hard to say something negative about a church, but this one is lovely inside and out.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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156 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Well worth the price you pay to enter! Amazing from the outside and even better on the inside always busy with tourists and tours so pick your time wisely to avoid having to pay twice! Well worth seeing though!

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Sao Bernardo Do Campo, SP
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I could only see it from outside, but was already worth it. It has beautiful architecture and paintings, externally.

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