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Black Church (Biserica Neagra), Brasov
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See what survives of the Gothic Black Church (Biserica Neagra), 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. Take a look at our Brasov trip itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Black Church (Biserica Neagra) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Very unique color seems to have a sense of this church is representative of Brasov. Currently being used as a church, and many tourists enamored.
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  • This is one of the largest churches in this region and has a lot of history. The church inside has hundreds of rugs that are hung from the sides and give a unique appearance to the interiors. 
  • Nice atmosphere. Could do better. But... who knows why things are not 5 star ... Did enjoy it a lot + nice view , lots of history ... loved the old wall, and all the old towers... felt like you were t...  more »
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  • Amazing gothic architecture, called the black church due to the fire. turned the picture of the marys dress from blue to black. Situated in the centre of Brasov, it is definately worth going in to see the inside.
  • Historical interesting lots of little details but remember that Luther did like lots of details in his church's. So it's the local guilds & history that make it interesting. Remember it still a working Church.. Not a Gothics Disneyland, so make allowances you may not get in if a Church Service is on So Check Ahead !..
  • Biserica Neagra in Brasov is a must see place to visit. This is a real masterpiece and you will love it. Inside the church there is an interesting timeline presented, so much history and fun facts.
  • Beautiful church, entrance is 9 lei which is cheap and hopefully for maintenance. Unfortunately Romanian stupidity is at its highest as always. You have to pay 42 lei to film or take pictures inside! Which is roughly 5 times the entrance! WTH?! The only place on the world probably where they ask you to pay for taking pictures is Romania!
  • Beautiful gothic architecture, inside you 'll find the biggest church organ in the Europe. The name Black church came from the black walls , smoked after 1689 fire, which partiality destroyed the bulding .