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.


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.

4 October - 31 January
Monday 12.00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 12.00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Visiting program during the holidays
24.12.     10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
25.12.      closed
26.12.     10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
31.12.     10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
01.01.     10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
02.01.     10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
06.01.     10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Winter schedule (1st February - 30th April) 
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. 
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.

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

Visiting costs:

Adults: 15 RON
Retirees: 10 RON (pensioner card requested)
High school students: 10 RON (student card requested)
Students up to 18 years: 5 RON (student card requested)
Free entry: children up to 7 years, disabled persons (card requested), one tourist guide / group.

If a group of visitors consists of 10+1 persons, the 11th person may enter free of charge. 

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


The summer organ concerts - 18.00 h
June: 26
July: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
August: 7, 14, 21, 28
September: 4, 11, 18, 25

Organ concerts costs:
Adults - 20 RON
Children up to 18 years and disabled persons - free entry

Admission for concertgoers is 30 minutes before the start of the concert.

Find more information about the history, heritage and events of the Black Church on
You can stop by us, in the courtyard of the Black Church, to enjoy a specialty coffee at CH9 Specialty Coffee, or you can buy a souvenir from 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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