Black Church, Brasov

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See what survives of the Gothic Black Church, blackened by smoke and flames of the great 1689 fire. The interior features a huge organ with 4,000 pipes, a cast-iron tabernacle, some late Gothic murals, and an extensive collection of Anatolian carpets. Outside, the architecture draws interest, as the church is decorated with portals, arches, and many sculptures. The ruined bust of John the Baptist in the choir section is the oldest surviving sculpture in the church. Look for the city's coat of arms beneath the statue of Mary and Jesus. Put Black Church into our Brasov online travel route builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Brasov.
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  • In the Centre of Brasov, this church, with no Romanian origins, is the main attraction of the historic district of this city, by your magnificence and by dominating the image you have in this area.
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  • Late Gothic 1300. Damaged by fire in 1689 during a war against the Turks was named for the color of the outer walls blackened by smoke. Originally, the Catholic Church, from the ' 500 is evangelical. According to a legend in a wall would have been walled up a child who had criticized the work of a Mason. Very large the Interior that can accommodate 5000 people, but is no longer taking lost its authentic beauty having been transformed in Baroque style. Beautiful and impressive ancient 4000 organ reeds, characteristic original pews reserved for the various cliques in town. The 65-metre tall Bell Tower, a Bell of 6 tons. LLA visit is charged.
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  • Within any works of special importance or historical interest. For one who comes to Brasov to be seen but I wouldn't choose to come to Brasov for it separately.
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  • Rich history. Massive structure. Architecturally speaking, amazing and visionary. Bummer that you cannot take indoor photos.
  • Black Church ( pl Czarny Kościół) stands as the main Gothic style monument in the country, as well as being the largest and one of the most important Lutheran (Evangelical Church of Augustan Confession in Romania) places of worship in the region. Interesting place to visit during a sightseeing Romania.
  • Nice church, a must see for Brasov's visitors. There is a entrance tax and no photos allowed inside. Currently there are some (re?) constructions outside so it was ruining the mood a bit and couldn't take proper photos.
  • It is placed in the center of the city. Great view and great place for photos. It is one of the greatest historic marks of Brașov.
  • One of the top sites to see in Brasov. Called the Black Church due to its darkened colour after a fire. It's under refurbishment at the moment on the outside North and east facing walls so not as photo friendly but still go and have a look around. (August 2017)

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As one of the largest and most visited cities in Romania, Brasov offers a full range of accommodations, from guesthouses and budget lodging, to mid-range and premium hotels. Stay in the historical city center, close to the famous Black Church, to fully enjoy what the city has to offer and to be near to the sights. It's best to book your stay in advance. If you find yourself in need of immediate lodging, find a reputable information center and inquire--avoid solicitors that may approach you in the train station regarding accommodations. Be sure to inquire whether or not your hotel provides hot water, as this is not always a given here.
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