The Black Church

The Black Church

Church / Tourist attraction - Brașov


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Curtea Johannes Honterus 2, Brașov, România


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.


Monday 12.00-18.00
Tuesday-Saturday 10.00-18.00
Sunday 12.00-17.00
Monday 12.00-18.00
Tuesday-Saturday 10.00-18.00
Sunday: 12.00-18.00
1st March – 15th October:
Monday+Sunday 12.00-19.00
Tuesday-Saturday 10.00-19.00
16th October – 31st December:
Monday+Sunday 12.00-18.00
Tuesday-Saturday 10.00-18.00
The Black Church is closed on the 1st of January and 25th of December. 

The last entry is 15 minutes before closing time. 
On the days when concerts take place, visiting hours end at 5.15 pm. Ticket sales begin at 5.30 pm.
During baptisms, weddings and other private events the opening times may be limited at short notice.

Visiting costs:

Adults: 20 RON
Retirees: 15 RON (pensioner card requested)
Students: 15 RON (student card requested)
Students up to 18 years: 10 RON (student card requested)
Free entry: children up to 7 years, disabled persons (card requested), one tourist guide / group.

Buy tickets in advance for a visit to the Black Church or to our events:

Find more information about the history, heritage and events of the Black Church on
You can stop in the courtyard of the Black Church, to enjoy a specialty coffee at CH9 Specialty Coffee, or you may buy a souvenir from the INSPIRATIO gift studio.
Each visit provides the financial resources for the protection and enhancement of the heritage of this monument.

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

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