The Black Church


The Black Church is located in Braşov, Braşov County.

Opening hours:

  •     summer (April - October): Tuesday -Saturday 10:00-19:00; Sunday 12:00-19:00;
  •      winter (October-April): Tuesday -Saturday 10:00-16:00; Sunday 12:00-16:00.

Entrance fee: Yes



With a history of over 500 years, the Black Church is an undisputed landmark of Braşov.

The imposing building took its name after the Great Fire from 1689 which almost destroyed it completely, with the ash and smoke blackening its massive walls. The church was restored in the late Gothic style and is the home of the largest bell in Romania. Inside, you will be amazed by an astonishing collection of old carpets from Minor Asia, furniture and paintings dating back a few hundred years ago.

If you are visiting Braşov during the summer, don't miss one of the organ concerts which are held here.

Did you know?

The Black Church is the largest cultural building built in the Gothic style in Southeastern Europe, and it can shelter nearly 5 000 people. Its mechanical organ is the biggest one in Romania, with 400 tubes.

Conservation facts

Its current state of conservation is very good, many restoration and rehabilitation work taking place lately.




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