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Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

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Address: Curte Honterus Johanes nr. 2, Brasov 500025, Romania
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+40 268 511 824
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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
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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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for the history lovers

Authenticity,majestic and an old charm.Its history and multiple faces guards the mistery of the past,and its past is certainly worth knowing.Just a bit cold during the winter,so... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Iulia P
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Authenticity,majestic and an old charm.Its history and multiple faces guards the mistery of the past,and its past is certainly worth knowing.Just a bit cold during the winter,so you might wanna dress well or make it short.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This church is really impressive outside and I was really curious to visit because they said it's because it was burnt... I tried to visit it 3 times, 2 when it was supposed to be open, but it was always closed, without any notice...

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Ploiesti, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

When in Brasov, you've got to visit this majestic church! Located in the middle of the city, you have so much to see inside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressive and a bit scary, as it seems to tower above you We didn't go inside but it,s history is interesting. It seems to be tucked away so that again is kind of unusual, being such a large historic church that doesn't appear to have been built out.

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Brasov, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely a landmark of Brasov. It has a collection of old carpets. Down point is that it's a bit smelly inside because of the carpets. Organ concerts are supposed to be good, even if I have not gone to one yet.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If travelling through Brașov City, do not leave before performing a visit to this old, but always wonderful, interesting and full of history place. An impressive building, from all perspectives, with a long history behind, and with a lot of stories to be heard from a very professional personnel.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We paid a quick visit to this famous church right after lunch. It has been the only main historic building left behind when foreign enemy entered the city and tried to gut down everything in the medieval ages. It is known as the Black Church as the smoke and fire that it survived turned it black somehow. With the long... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's one of the landmarks of Brasov. A beautiful old church that was set fire by invaders. The church survived and was blackened by the fire. Hence the name, the Black Church. It's quite near the town square.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an amazing church. You can read inside about how it was built and during time what happend to it. They have an entrance fee but if you are a student and you show your student card you pay less. Just take your time to read while you are inside. The pages are in Romanian, English and German.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice and special church. Didn't have time to go inside, but heard that there's a painting of Mother Mary whose dress turned black after the fire. A good view with the Brasov sign at the back on the mountain too.

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