The Black Church

Church / Tourist attraction - Brașov


The Black Church is the parish church of the evangelical congregation of Augustan Confession in Brașov. Its nickname derives from the damage sustained in the Great Fire in 1689, which destroyed large parts of the city and blackened the church`s walls. Initially used only popularly, the name became official on the 20th century.

The Black Church houses many remarkable works of art: the baptismal font (1472), a wall painting depicting the Holy Virgin (ca. 1476), Ottoman rugs (17th-18th c.) donated by the members of the congregation to their church, pews (18th-19th c.) attesting to the vast activity of the guilds, the monumental neogothic altar and 5 pipe organs. Two documentary exhibitions, on display in the western part of the church, offer a short history of the Black Church and informations about the life of Johannes Honterus, a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation in Transylvania.


Summer schedule (6th April - 3th October 2021) 
Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m. 
Sunday and Monday 12.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Winter schedule (3rd January - 5th April, 4th October - April 2022) 
Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. 
Sunday 12.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. 
Mondays closed

The last entry is 15 minutes before closing time. 
During baptisms, weddings and other private events the opening times may be limited at short notice.

The Black Church is closed on: 
January: 1, 2, 6
March: 22, 23, 24
April: 1, 2, 4, 5
May: 13, 23, 24
Octomber: 31 
November: 1, 2, 3
December: 24, 25, 26, 31

Visiting costs:

Adults 12,00 LEI 
Students 8,00 LEI 
Childrens 5,00 LEI 
Free of charge childrens under 7 years, people with disabilities (based on the card)

For every 10 paying guests, 1 person is free of charge. 


In the context of the pandemic, the traditional concerts in the Black Church will not take place in the next period. In the future, as far as the general conditions allow, they will be resumed, a change that will be communicated to the public, through the current website of the Black Church, as well as on the Facebook profile Schwarze Kirche-Black Church.

© Biserica Evanghelică C.A. din România – Parohia Brașov. Foto: Árpád Udvardi

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