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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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12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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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
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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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You must see it, but don't expect too much!

It wasn't what I expected on the inside, but still quite interesting and worth the visit. The size of the building is surprising for its age and location.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Rick C
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Olympia, Washington

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Olympia, Washington
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It wasn't what I expected on the inside, but still quite interesting and worth the visit. The size of the building is surprising for its age and location.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For us, this is quite an unusual church being Evangelical Lutheran - in a classic gothic style. It is well worth reading the history and timeline first - after you enter this is in the right hand corner. This describes the original building dedicated to the Virgin Mary - then its conversion to Lutheran in the mid 1500.s with Honterus... More 

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Thank bjstables
Athy, Ireland
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This in one of the biggest church in the area and is massive just a note when walking around outside look up

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Thank Foxy1766
Atlanta, Georgia
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92 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impressive 500+ year old church next to the square. The largest Gothic church between Vienna and Istanbul is quite a sight. Beautiful old pipe organ and crypts. Destroyed by fire over 300 years ago, the walls are black still. Worth a visit!

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Thank Healey2012
Bucharest, Romania
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Black Church it ' s a must if you are in Brasov. You can find it very easily -city centre of Brașov (near Piața Sfatului).Note that the visiting program is different depending on the season. On winter you can visit the Church from 10 am to 4 pm. The ticket costs about of 2 euros/ pers. Also here you can... More 

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Thank AndreeaSch
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The black church is one of the historic must see activities. It's centrally located and is worth a few minutes. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank Betsy B
Brasov, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is an impressive Gothic church, dwarfing the old buildings of Brasov, located right in the heart of the historic old Brasov near the main Sfatului Square. It is well worth to visit the interior which to me is more impressive than the outside. The church is home to a large and impressive collection of old oriental carpets - a... More 

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Thank MIhai M
Bucharest
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85 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there last year. An impressive church in the Gothic style that has a certain mystic charm about it.

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Thank Catrinel17
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was nice to see it again although before cleaning the exterior it was truly 'The black church'. Too bad it was closed and we didn't get to see the interior.

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Thank Cristina Z
Bucharest, Romania
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169 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A unique gem of culture and civilization, the most impressive Gothic church in Eastern Europe, comparable to Saint Vitus is the Czech Republic and Nuremberg Cathedral.

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