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Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

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Address: Curte Honterus Johanes nr. 2, Brasov 500025, Romania
Phone Number:
+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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Very interesting history

We had a wonderful guide supplied by Viking river cruises who offered interesting information of this unique structure, it's a beautiful, imposing building with a rich and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
joy_lafferty
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Edmonton, Canada
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It's just an average church built in gothic style architecture. But it has an entrance fee, which is crazy for me - because it's a CHURCH, supposedly the house of god. Will not come back.

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful guide supplied by Viking river cruises who offered interesting information of this unique structure, it's a beautiful, imposing building with a rich and fascinating history.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Church is one of the largest and dates back to 1383.It developed its name after the Great Fire in 1689. It is now more a museum than a church and charges for entry. Some of the features include Turkish rugs around the walls, wooden floors and an unmade area around the church whic h was not that good.

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Thank Oldjack
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am not a spiritual person, but upon entering this stunning church, I cried uncontrollably. Not only was the church beautiful, and the history mesmerizing, but there is a feeling of pure tranquility and peace. Sounds weird, but I felt embraced by the ambiance of the building. A must see for any traveler to Romania.

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Thank Denise R
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely more beautiful on the outside than inside. Plus you have to pay a ridiculous amount to take pictures (on top of the entrance fee)

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a very big church with great Walls and very interesting history. We can't go inside because they have a liturgy but outside is impressive.

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The church is a beautiful piece of history. Our guide Micheal from buzztravel.ro (romaniatourstore.com) proved yet again his knowledge of history and relevance of the church. We learned about the reformation movement, significance of paintings, and stories about statues in the gallery. Even history of some of the grave markers. You can visit the church on your own but a... More 

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Thank Clifford D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Brasov as part of a 5 day tour of the local area. Walked from our hotel to the Black Church for a organ concert. Beautiful setting for the concert and very enjoyable.

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Thank JWiltse
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just standing outside and looking up you can be transported in time so fara back...an amazing structure with an amazing history! Dont miss the towns smallish Museum/History building that hosts a huge amount of information about the citadels in and around Brasov and rest of that region, all UNESCO heritage sites.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely gothic church. Well documented inside in several languages explaining various exhibitions. Missed the organ playing due to time of year but locals say it's a must

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