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Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

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Address: Curtea Honterus nr. 2, Brasov, Romania
Phone Number: 0268511824
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

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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Maybe unique due to the fact that it's black colored walls are result of a fire...Right in the center of Brasov. Do not mind about the entrance fee ( aprox 2 EUR ) as it is for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Based on Trip Advisor reviews, we chose not to pay to enter the church. It is a major location in Brasov.

Thank Jody M
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is indeed a very big church, BUT it is unacceptable to pay 9 lei (2.3 euro) for entering the house of God!!! Bad condition in general, no photos allowed, too much humidity and bad smell... I felt that there is a very strong effort to make a profit out of everything and everyone!!!!

Thank Vasso M
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Maybe unique due to the fact that it's black colored walls are result of a fire...Right in the center of Brasov. Do not mind about the entrance fee ( aprox 2 EUR ) as it is for works and maintenance as well as for the guides you can find inside.Organ is impressive and maybe you can catch a concert.What is... More 

Thank ionut81
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 376 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As expected, a huge church dominating the old city skyline, although not the town itself as it is not on the main town square. Not an impressive setting fior such a building as it is off the main square and the surrounding grounds are rough gravel. Different internally from other orthodox churches in Romania being more Christian or Catholic with... More 

Thank KS&HC
Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful architectural piece of art in center of Brasov, just next to the main city square Certainly one of the city symbols. It was closed due to reconstruction around, so I didn't have a chance to see it inside.

Thank lelujam
Targu Mures
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Black Church is the parish church of the Evangelical Lutheran community in Brasov. Since 1953 pipe organ recitals take place, tradition begun by organist Victor Bickerich and continued by Hans Eckart Schlandt.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At 9 Ron to enter I think it is a rip off for a place of worship, by all means ask for donations. I didnt pay and didnt go inside, one church looks much like another anyway. Interesting from the outside though.

Thank Daya101
Brasov, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of the town's history. Offers organ concerts and guided tours in English, German and Romanian. Not to miss!

Thank Nicoleta O
Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No admission charge and no photography allowed. There are recitals on the 4000 pipe organ and when it is playing the pews flip the other way round, like on a seaside tram car. Without a guide it is just another church, unless you are interested in church art and architecture. Still, if friends knew you had been to Brasova they... More 

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Faro, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The black church is 'the' landmark in Brasov. Very impresive from the outside dominating the skyscape is also very interesting to observe from close, in the dirt ground around the building. We thought the inside was less interesting in spite of all the information supplied about the history of the mnument, maybe because we are used to more elaborate (catholic?)... More 

Thank JOSE G

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