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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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New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It was closed the day we were there, but I understand it's just one among countless nice churches all over Europe. We enjoyed the synagogue instead. Unique white decor inside.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It has an incredible atmosphere and realy interesting architecture. I am not a big fan of Religion, but I would advice you to see this church.

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Stockholm, Sweden
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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227 reviews 227 reviews
94 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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396 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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