Black Church (Biserica Neagra), Brasov

Black Church (Biserica Neagra), Brasov (must see)

Biserica Neagră or Black Church is a magnificent cathedral built by the local German community; hence the typically German Gothic style. This is the largest Lutheran church in Transylvania, standing 65 meters high, 89 meters long and 38 meters wide. The cathedral has a six-ton bell - the biggest bell in Romania, an impressive 4,000 pipe organ built in 1839, and a rich collection of Anatolian carpets (donated in the Middle Ages by Transylvanian Saxon merchants).

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Black Church (Biserica Neagra) on Map

Sight Name: Black Church (Biserica Neagra)
Sight Location: Brasov, Romania
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Orientation Walk   Brasov Religious Sights Tour  

Walking Tours in Brasov, Romania

Create Your Own Walk in Brasov

Create Your Own Walk in Brasov

Creating your own self-guided walk in Brasov is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Brasov Religious Sights Tour

Brasov Religious Sights Tour

Brasov is a religious city boasting a number of churches, monasteries, cathedrals, and synagogues which are historic monuments as well. Almost every religious building here represents an architectural heritage. The most notable examples are those built in the Middle Ages that are well-preserved today. Take this walking tour to see Brasov’s most famous religious buildings.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

This orientation walk covers top 14 attractions of Brasov, including the city's medieval fortifications, museums, and architectural monuments. The imposing grandeur of these magnificent structures stands witness of and provides insight into the city's eventful history, both ancient and recent.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Architecture Tour in Brasov

Architecture Tour in Brasov

Brasov's architectural monuments impress with their beauty and mixture of styles. The city boasts medieval constructions as well as modern architecture buildings executed in Renaissance, Neo-Baroque, Classic, Empire, Eclectic, Art-Nouveau and Romanesque styles. Most architectural monuments are headquarters of the city administration, museums and other cultural venues. Here is a list of...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Brasov Museums Tour

Brasov Museums Tour

Brasov cultural and historical heritage is immense. It is reflected in the city’s museums and memorial houses. Most of the museums are located in beautiful historic edifices with grand architecture. Visiting Brasov museums you will learn the history of the city, daily life of medieval residents, local arts development and see the first Romanian school with the oldest printed books. Take this...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Shopping Tour in Brasov

Shopping Tour in Brasov

Romania is well-known for its wine-making traditions. To taste its elegant wines, visit Brasov’s Houses of Wines. In the city’s numerous gift shops you will find objects you can take home to remind you of this beautiful city. Don’t leave Brasov without a set of postcards with fascinating views of the city's medieval and modern sights. Remember that most shops are closed on Sunday. Take...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Brasov Fortifications Tour

Brasov Fortifications Tour

Frequent invasions by Turkish Tatars caused the Brasov residents of the 13th to 15th centuries to construct fortifications surrounding the settlement. Brasov became known as the “stronghold of seven bastions.” Numerous towers were constructed among the bastions but they were ruined and you can see only a few of them today. There are six bastions preserved. Take the Brasov Fortifications Tour...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km