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Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

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Address: Curtea Honterus nr. 2, Brasov, Romania
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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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Beautiful gothic church with lots of interesting history

8 lei per adult for entry - a bit more if you want to video/take photos. All of the historic info boards are translated into English. As you travel around the church there are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

8 lei per adult for entry - a bit more if you want to video/take photos. All of the historic info boards are translated into English. As you travel around the church there are little flip-boards with translated details about pews, paintings and other artefacts/locations. The exterior of the church is also very beautiful. It is located just off the... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Pros: + Lovely gothic exterior + Good location - it's right next to the old town square, can't miss it; Cons: - Not open on Mondays, 3 hours working time (12:00 - 15:00) on Sundays, so we couldn't actually see the inside. - No place whatsoever in front of the church. It would be nice to have some space in... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I've been here multiple times and it is a nice church with beautiful architecture. You can't leave Brasov before visiting it, the entrance fee is very low and you'll find a quiet place where you can meditate or relax for a couple of minutes.

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Iasi, Romania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A beautiful location with great historical impact of worth visited during the summer months.Brasov is worth visiting because it is part of history as Iasi Romania

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We went there for the organ concert that's held once a week in September. For the price of the concert ticket we've also got the chance to visit before and after the concert this architectural gem.

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Cornwall UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited by mistake due to my inexcusable map reading, thinking it was the cathedral!, but excellent English translations helped us appreciate the unbelievable historical value of this church . I was intrigued by the German. Cobnne tigon to the Reformation and the link to the ancient Guilds. Take time to envelop yourself in the history of this place.

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Timisoara, Romania
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The Black Church (Biserica Neagra) is a good example of late medieval Gothic architecture from this area and it is the largest cathedral of its kind in Transylvania and even in Romania. The price for visiting the interior is a little under 2 Euro for adults. It dominates the whole historical center of Brasov with the easy recognizable silhouette. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I love the architecture of this building. Just the exterior of the building took away more 30 minutes. I love to take photo with this building especially with snow!!!

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Capivari, SP
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Black church is in Brasov downtown. It is located in front of the history museum. It was built in 1336 and visit it is come back the medieval time. Twice destroyed it was rebuilt again and give us a excellent historic gift with the building details. Ticket price is 8 lei (Romania currency) = 2€. A parking is available 100... More 

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Cannes, France
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We were not blown away by this church to be honest. It was also more a dirty grey colour than black. The lady on the cash desk was not over friendly and it was also pretty muddy all around the building!

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