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Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

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Address: Curtea Honterus nr. 2, Brasov, Romania
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10:00 am - 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
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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Brasov Black Church

The church is beautiful on the inside it is worth visiting if you like this kind of experience. You can sometimes catch the organ playing which enhances the experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The church is beautiful on the inside it is worth visiting if you like this kind of experience. You can sometimes catch the organ playing which enhances the experience.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The church from outside looks like nothing from the inside, its good for the history lovers but there is nothing to do in there

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Slanic Moldova, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I don't understand the secrecy. But I saw some people take photos and the security didnt stop them at all. The organ sounded wonderful and the area inside was well preserved and interesting. If you're a fan of churches, go. If not, you can opt to just take pictures outside.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The church is magnificent, and worth the visit, only down is that you are not allowed to photograph anything but buy very expensive photos. The staff could be a bit more helpful and friendly

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The Black Church is alongside the square, a huge imposing building. It is worth the entry fee, there are information spots throughout the church and also young guides, on hand to answer any questions etc The organ is massive and the previous night there was a concert which would have been wonderful to hear.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is the biggest gothic church you will find in Romania. It is beautifully located in the city center, surrounded by the city's most important landmarks. The church it's impressive due to it's size and gothic architecture, but also due to it's fascinating history - built over 500 years ago, still bearing one very interesting and mysterious inside painting, as... More 

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Had a walking tour which included this, if you prepared to listen there are so many stories legends to hear about this place, check out the sword sharpening indents near the doors where the soldiers used to sharpen the weapons after a blessing, look out for the small boy sculpture on the roof

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Lots of history and a most fantastic pipe organ - well worth a visit! The square outside the Black Church is very pretty and was being well used on a lovely bright day in March when we visited.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This church is situated in the center of the city, near Piata Sfatului. Is an impressive church with a gothic style.The entrance is very cheap. Closed on Monday.

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Constanta, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Cost a Euro to get in but well worth the visit. The church took almost 100 years to complete and gets its name from its once soot-blackened walls - the result of a fire started by the Austrian army in the late 1680s. Inside however, the church is startlingly white with Turkish prayer mats hung in isolated splashes of colour... More 

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