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Black Church (Biserica Neagra), Brasov

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • No big deal. Among other things closed in the morning and open just for the mass. You can find something better
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  • Beautiful on the outside and with a very interesting interior. The banks are great because they can be turned over to hear the organ. The collection of rugs is also very beautiful and very different from what we're used to seeing in Catholic churches.
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  • אחד האתרים המפורסמים בבראשוב הוא הכנסייה השחורה. זו כנסייה גותית מהגדולות ביותר במזרח אירופה. היא נבנתה ב-1477 על ידי הקהילה הגרמנית הלותרנית שהייתה בבראשוב. באחד הקרבות בין הנוצרים לטורקים היא עלתה ב...  read more »
  • Wonderful historical church. Burnt on 1679,this is the reason of her actual name " Biserica Neagra". It is an evangelical church. Very very interesting. Small fee to enter.
  • Charged with history, looking a bit neglected on the outside (which can add a bit of charm). It has the dimensions of a cathedral rather then a church. There is an entrance fee, and the staff is very polite and friendly. They speak Romanian, English and German (the whole city of Brasov has German roots). Also, it is Evangelical, not Orthodox. Not to be missed if you're visiting the city.
  • Main highlight of Brasov. Greatest gothic cathedral in Eastern Europe. Full of myth and history.
  • Built in the XIV century in gothic style. In 1689 there was a big fire and that is how the church got its name.
  • It is a historical monument, not a simple church. It keeps a lot on years inside. You go there to feel the breath of ancestors. The concerts are great.
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