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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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Amazing History

The history of the Church is explained very well in multi language displays. The church itself is unique in many respects. The location is fairly central and is well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The history of the Church is explained very well in multi language displays. The church itself is unique in many respects. The location is fairly central and is well worth a visit.

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Spokane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Looking at the outside this ancient church seemed to be lacking color. What a surprise when entering this spacious church to see Persian carpets hung throuought. A gift to loo see. Don't miss the reversible pews. A light touch on the back of a pew will move it to the other side so you can face the incredible organ. Concerts... More 

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Brasov, Romania
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Stunning Gothic church in the middle of Brasov. Cheap entrance and you actually get a Gothic vibe. Really nice and worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This must be something you so only in Transilvania, pay to enter a church. Everywhere else I went into Orthodox churches and no one asked for a penny. Here you must pay for a ticket to visit. I was very disappointed.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

If you go to Brasov it is a must to visit this church. It has an awesome architecture and it is the symbol of the city. Placed in the "Piata Sfatului Square", here you can find many activities during the summer. There is also a peaceful place to go for religious activities.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

One of the little gothic churches in Southeastern Europe. So it is a rare and great monument of the Transylvanian Saxons.

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wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

To a western European, it looks not unfamiliar for a medieval church. The interior is hung with ottoman rugs and pew fronts decorated with 18th century paintings representing the occupations and preoccupations of the guilds. Another surprise for a Brit is that this has been a Lutheran church since the 16th century.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The center of this delightful village. It towers over the village lending it's gothic architecture to its surroundings. A high point of our Romania visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful church, that captures the tranquility and history you might expect. A trip to Brasov is not complete without a visit to the Black church.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

One of the biggest late medieval (late Gothic) church in Romania. Nice surroundings, the houses of the medieval town.

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