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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  • 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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  • Great cathedral in the heart of the city. On Sunday there is usually an live organ concert. It's an uplifting experience
  • 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.
  • According to historian, it is the largest gothic church between Vienna and Turkey. The church was destroyed in 17th century. As the walls were blacken by the fire and couldn't be renovated, it is called the Black Church. The church was subsequently restored, which took about 100 years. The church houses one of the largest organ in Europe.
  • When you look at it you get to see that this is the biggest building in the surrounding area. You'll also notice its' gray walls which are thought to be like that since a fire burnt Brașov. Once you enter it, you'll notice that it's not only the size that is impressive, but also the marble columns, the inside decorations, the organ and the entire medieval aspect this church has. Definetly worth visiting.
  • Great architecture, but might be a bit too touristy in terms of entrance prices a d souvenirs.

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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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