Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

Black Church (Biserica Neagra), Brasov

Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

Black Church (Biserica Neagra)
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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This 15th-century Gothic church got its name after the great fire in 1689 blackened its outer walls.
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Constanta, Romania1,029 contributions
Solo
The Black Church (which isn’t black) is easy to find by the main square in the Old City. Despite the (closed) ticket office in the entrance, you can get tickets; go to the shop across from it by the coffee shop. The shop has lovely arts and crafts, so factor in some time to browse!

The church itself, from the 1300’s, isn’t particularly impressive compared to others in Europe, but it does have many interesting painted wooden panels. Look up! The balcony, which is not accessible to visitors, hosts gigantic pipe organs the largest above the entryway, so you may notice it as prepare to leave.

I’m not sure I’d recommend making this a destination, but if you visit when there is a concert there, it could
be impressive.
Written October 19, 2020
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Baiasu H
Bucharest, Romania1,333 contributions
Solo
A place full of history, which generates a special experience. On hot days you benefit from the cold here. Now, on Saturday evening, between 6pm and 7pm, the organ concert season opened. For information about them you can access their Web page.
Written July 1, 2021
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astudystar
Bucharest, Romania104 contributions
Family
Visited in August during Covid restrictions and was pleased to see all precautions were taken. It’s cheap to get in and not as ornate as some of the Orthodox churches but some interesting paintings on the pews and ancient carpets on display. The staff we helpful and knowledgeable.
Written August 2, 2020
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Metehan
Brasov, Romania10 contributions
The Black Church, a place of worship and tourist attraction known to tourists from all over Europe and beyond. But why the name Black Church? On 21 April 1689, Brasov was almost completely engulfed by a great fire. In addition to damaging the town, the fire also damaged the church, destroying the roof and the furniture inside. The remaining ruin, blackened by smoke, was called the Black Church by the locals. It is an imposing building with beautiful architecture. It is a beautiful monument, which must be visited when you pass through Brasov. It is a well maintained monument, tidy and quiet.
Written August 12, 2022
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FRANÇOIS LE CLERC
Dol-de-Bretagne, France14 contributions
Friends
A very old church and interesting as well. I loved the story with the carpets as they were dating more than 400-500 hundred years ago which were very well preserved. Also, the baptisé pot was preserved since the beginning of the church which is of course a pieces of history. You pay around 3-4 euros to have access in the church but it is worth it.
Written April 26, 2020
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Florin
Bucharest, Romania6 contributions
Utterly disappointed by the ban on taking interior photos. You can literally take photos at all major cathedrals in the world, but somehow this one is the most valuable. Staff was generally rude hunting people to stop them from taking photos, the price ticket is pretty much pointless since you can't even shoot inside it, info about it was brief. Also it was closed on Sunday and the schedule itself is dumb and not visitor oriented.
Written March 9, 2020
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UrbanLady
54 contributions
Black Church is the symbol of the city and the building is a must see. it is located in city center and it has a long history.
I wasn't very excited about the interior, as many of the writings are in German, but overall is an interesting experience
Written January 25, 2022
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania24,520 contributions
One of the biggest churches in Romania.Impressive if you look at it from the outside.The clocks on the bell tower are very beautifully restored. Inside the situation changes.The interior is rather dull, almost not adorned at all, there aren't much religious paintings or cult objects.
Written January 19, 2020
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Val M
Fayetteville, NC48 contributions
Family
The Black Church it’s a must see while in Braşov. It have the largest ottoman tapestry in the world on display and plenty of history with baroque imprints to Lutheran reformation to fulfill the thirst of a novice and an expert. The main Organ it’s also the largest one in Romania.
Written January 10, 2020
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Thomas G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,000 contributions
The Black Church is a big church in the city center of Brasov. From the outside it is a more impressive church then from the inside, but it is worth visiting from inside, but don't think it will take you hours. Around 10 minute walk through the church will be sufficient.
Written April 1, 2022
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