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Black Church (Biserica Neagra)
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Brasov Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour
Ranked #16 of 106 things to do in Brasov
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This 15th-century Gothic church got its name after the great fire in 1689 blackened its outer walls.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were welcomed here by a young guide who showed us the highlights of this amazing church and we would not have enjoyed it so much without him, so accept the offer of a guides help, all done on a voluntary basis. It's the first church I've ever seen hung with Turkish carpets, and so many of them. There's a beautiful painting of the virgin Mary in black from the period before the fire, when her dress was originally blue, and a modern painting of jesus turning the water in wine, which is very striking. We were lucky enough to hear the organ being played. With over 3000 pipes it's the biggest in the country. Originally catholic, this church is important due to its leading role in the adoption of the Lutheran teaching in Romania.

Thank therapina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This church was even better than we anticipated. It is very impressive inside and all the main points of interest are explained in a variety of languages. The history of the church in relation to the history of Brasov is also well explained and helps visitors to understand why the church is so important to the town. Don’t miss it!

Thank SazzaTLondon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The name alone should draw you in. It’s an imposing and wonderful structure that represents generations of worshippers. The fact that it is still standing after years of turmoil and war makes its history even more compelling.

Thank betsy82016
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really impressive church - nice historical timeline. We enjoyed being able to walk around and read about the various restorations and changes throughout the years.

Thank Ann B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cathedral was undergoing restoration works on the outside when I visited, hence, part of the exterior was fenced up.

However, there are some interesting carvings of gargoyles and angels with a backstory to tell - you'll learn more if you take the Free Brasov Walking Tour.

The interior of the Cathedral has some historical paintings, like that of the white Madonna whose face remained fair and untouched despite the fact a huge fire broke out and the rest of the painting was ravaged by flames.

It is said this Cathedral houses a 4000 pipe organ, one of the largest in Europe. There is also a huge bell that weighs 6 tonnes.

It is certainly one of the landmarks to visit when in Brasov.

Thank fickle_flower
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