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. Put Black Church (Biserica Neagra) into our Brasov online travel route builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Brasov.
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  • One of the few places open on Mondays. A magnificent sized church with a mostly community-oriented history. The fire of 1689 did great damage but the church was rebuilt. Signage is good in the church ...  more »
  • Very nice to see outside, compared to our basilicas the interior seems bare, if you do not have time not worth it. Note the statue of the falling child, of which inside we were told the legend
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  • Tour around Romania and (personally) think that this is the most beautiful church! It's 10lei to enter for adult. It opens till 7pm in May 2019 when we visited, however google showed that it's 4pm (in...  more »
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  • It's a historical church, what do you think? The entrance fee is fine for what it is, there's some stuff to see inside, which you might enjoy if you're interested in gothic (?) architecture or the history of Christianity in this part of the world. One thing I can say for certain is that inside it's a few degrees colder than outside, so maybe bring a coat? Have fun!
  • Beautiful church. Closes Monday’s and from April to September (I think) it’s open until 7pm. 10 RON entry (€2.10). The pulpits are amazing with all the hand painting and marks of their guilds. Beautiful mural which wasn’t destroyed on the fire in the 1600’s is on the right in the side room, most people miss it and they don’t walk it and then look back. Information in a few languages around the church. You can’t climb the bell tower from what I could see. So many beautiful organs in there. The church itself is otherwise quite sparse being Lutheran. The orthodox churches are much more beautiful.
  • Very nice visit. Many interesting stories related to the church and the building process. For example the guilds places with their symbols
  • A fairly neat church. There are some little signs with info in various languages if you want to know more about what you are looking at, but it's nothing too impressive. It's fairly small inside so it's maybe only 10 to 15 minutes to see everything.
  • I am sorry, but for me it doesn't worth the visit (like a tourist)! It is interesting outside, may be because it looks different from the other churches but inside there's nothing special! I didn't like the entry fee of 10 lei, the rude stuff, the minus temperature in the church and the carpets on the walls. Yes, I know they have a long history, but they may be presented more interesting!It doesn't look like a church! All my respect, but I think they can do this church more attractive inside considering that they have an entry fee.
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