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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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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

An old beautiful cathedral, but it wasnt very black though.. If you have a chance, listen to the organ playing. Also note that you arent allowed to take photos inside.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Black church is beautiful. There are students inside who serve as guide for free of cost. Do approach them and know more about the church.Photography is restricted so i purchased a mini booklet for 2 lei which had all the important photos of black church. Most of the things are closed on monday so plan your trip accordingly.

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Millington, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We were there on a Monday, and the church is closed for cleaning on Mondays. We thought the outside was impressive and were sad we couldn't see inside.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Plan the visit so you can witness an amazing concert inside the church. You'll feel like flying afterwords without using caffeine or anything else.

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Fort Worth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Three or four nights a week there is a 6 p.m. organ concert in the Black Church in Brasov. The organ is a 4,000 pipe installed by Buchholz in 1839. The organist played a selection of five numbers including the almost mandatory Bach. It was a wonderfully relaxing way to spend a few moments on a rainy Thursday night. The... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

An stone old church situated not far from Piata Sfatului(Sfatului Square).The Gothic building was partially damaged in the fire of 1689, when it received its present name-Biserica Neagra-The Black Church.The present church sits on the site of an older Romanesque church from the 13th century.With the exception of the Topkapı Museum in Istanbul, the Black Church has the largest collection... More

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Ploiesti, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

an interesting and beautiful place, if you want some quiet place go there and just look inside of your soul. Try to book tickets for the concerts which are every week and also in special occasions, such as: Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter, etc. It's very crowded but it worths. Be careful though during cold seasons, for it's bit cold... More

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Galway, Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It was a disappointment when I went inside. But then I realised that here was a history so old that it was a marvel the building still existed. I would say that it is one of the buildings you must see in Brasov, and if you're interested in history, then its right up your alley.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you like history and Old churches then I suggest you take a quick look at this one in Brashov. Find out why it is called the black church and visit the little cake shop just opposite that is a cakeaholics dream bon appetite

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Leura, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It is truly an impressive building. You can feel the history behind it. Did not get a chance to o inside as it was closed when we visited but the outside is pretty nice, a bit damaged from years of wear and tear but it still looks nice. The church is surrounded by dirt, it is not paved at all,... More

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