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Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

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Address: Curtea Honterus nr. 2, Brasov, Romania
Phone Number: 0268511824
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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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A powerful looking church

A very unique church and simply a powerful figure in Brasov. Whilst we did not go inside, we enjoyed the outside of the church, it is very imposing, and despite the dark colour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A very unique church and simply a powerful figure in Brasov. Whilst we did not go inside, we enjoyed the outside of the church, it is very imposing, and despite the dark colour of the church it is decorated with some lovely colours, such as the clock on the tower. It's hard to miss when visiting Brasov, if we had... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

the famous black church, which was in renovation outside looked awful, no room to have a stroll or a nice walk around the church , all was pebbles and not well organized. the church has a fee entry and we thought that was not fair being a national church. we ere disappointing of the surroundings of the church. you can... More 

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Kfar Yona, HaMerkaz, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The Black Church is called that because it burned up at some point in its history. Unfortunately, the church is only open at specific times, so we only got to see it from the outside. We noted that the surroundings are not as well kept as church settings in other countries. There was a gravel area around it, not so... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

its one of the main attraction in Brasov is a must to visit. take the time and explore the history around the church and why is called black church

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We went there first in the morning at 9 AM, no crowds. It is not glamorous, and it is only black outside due to a fire in town around it. Inside was quite bland, a Saxon church. It has a 4000 pipes organ that is the biggest between Vienna and Istanbul.. The immediate areas around the church was kind of... More 

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San Ramon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The Black Church is an absolute must see when in Brasov. It is a beautiful structure very well preserved and very interesting. Brasov is a great city and definitely worth going to. There is a walk around the old town which should not be messed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This mainly timber church is unlike some of the large cathedrals of Europe by being mainly timber construction, and has a unique charm. The church has a fascinating history, and the information panels at the rear of the church are incredibly interesting' providing one of the best explanations of the history of the area..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Biserca neagra or black Church was originally a 14th century Roman-Catholic church known as Saint Mary. A very nice 15th century fresco of the Virgin Mary with her child and the saints Catherine and Barbara can be seen above a side entrance Later on this became a protestant church, and next to the church stands the statue of Honterius... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Not the best example of church architecture but a pretty church nonetheless. Staff inside was friendly. We listened to an English speaking guide who explained the church and it's history. Something you should do when in Brasov.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A church that was in corporated visiting peles and bran castles. Old church again set within the old city centre that is clean and well worth a walk around. The surrounds of the church are run down and need maintenance. If you like visiting churned you will no didn't enjoy this visit, however it is certainly not to the standard... More 

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Additional Information about Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

Address: Curtea Honterus nr. 2, Brasov, Romania
Phone Number: 0268511824
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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