Black Church (Biserica Neagra), Brasov

3.9
#2 of 19 in Historic Sites in Brasov
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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  • Interesting church and typical building for the Evangelical church. Not as gold-laden as many Catholic churches and of sacral proportions.
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  • they have cleaned both the inside and the outside after the fire so it is not black. they do not let you photograph the inside so be aware. the organ is quite nice and definitely worth a quick visit w...  more »
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  • I had a girl as a guide at the Black Church and she was well prepared, even though she was still in high school. She was speaking German as well, in which she was fluent. Is not a big church, you will need 30-45 minutes to visit it.
  • Despite the fact that I had visited dozens of times the city of Brașov, I did not had the chance to visit the Black Church more than a couple of times and not because I didn't tried hard enough, but because I had always found it with the door locked. If you are lucky and find the church open, definitely it worth a visit, as this church has a great history and is the home to the largest organ in South-East Europe.
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