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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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The Black Church is the centerpiece of Old Town Brasov. The church got it's pseudonym The Black Church from a fire hundreds of years ago, which turned the brick black. Taking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The Black Church is the centerpiece of Old Town Brasov. The church got it's pseudonym The Black Church from a fire hundreds of years ago, which turned the brick black. Taking the gondola and looking down on the city gives you an understanding of the sheer size of the building, and walking around it helps too. Trying to get the... More 

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Brasov, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

As I was born a few steps away from the Black Church and spent in that neighbourhood exactly almost 56 years,more precisely,from December 10th 1954 until October 14 2009,I could write lots of pages about it;I spent almost my whole life near this famous monument because I lived very near to it and went to the German Primary school which... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

As one of the supposed highlights of Brasov old town, my wife and I were quite happy to pay the 8ROM (2€) entry fee to the Biserica Niegra. So when I turned up and discovered that for an extra 2ROM we could take in an organ concert of Strauss and other composers' works, we quickly snapped up two tickets for... More 

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Constanta, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Nice church, full of history. Well worth to pay a visit. There is only one issue : the guy selling the tickets was very rude. And not only with us..looked like it was a general issue with all the visitors. Please have some well educated people working there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

One of the few historic places we visited that had some interpretation for visitors who read English; a stunning church.

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Milano
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Very good Church in the city center. Better intriguing from the outside with this typical black color (seems due to a blaze in the past)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The Black Church is a place you definitely want to visit if you are in Brasov. It'right in thr city center, next to the Council Square. It's a massive church decorated with statues on the outside. You don't need to be an architecture fan to apreciate it.

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Suceava County, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This church is a beautiful one even from the outside, but when you step inside, there in no regret. The walls are wonderful, the colours combined with the architecture make it a must-see when you come to Brasov. Although I am not a religious person, this is a somptuous building worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Incredbly pretty, great oriental rugs on the walls, and just in case you need something - there are 3-4 guides available to answer your questions or give you a tour of the church!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great sight in Brasov, really recommend to visit the city of Brasov when visiting Romania! Old buildings, history and beautiful landscapes!

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