Recent Searches
Clear

Black Church (Biserica Neagra) Tours

4 Reviews
Black Church (Biserica Neagra)
Brasov’s most famous landmark, the monumental Black Church (Biserica Neagra) towers over Council Square (Piata Sfatului) and Brasov Old Town. Dating from the late 14th century, the largest Gothic church between Vienna and Istanbul got its name from the 1689 Great Fire, which damaged the church and much of the town.
 
The Basics
It’s hard to miss the Black Church, which is 292 feet (89 meters) long and 125 feet (38 meters) wide, with a tower that stands 213 feet (65 meters) tall. Inside, the style is baroque, with soaring ceilings, balconies, and stained-glass windows. The church is also known for having one of the largest collections of carpets from Asia Minor, the largest bell in Romania, and one of the largest organs in Europe (with 4,000 pipes, built in 1838). Today, organ recitals at the church are a popular draw for both locals and visitors.
 
Visit as part of a sightseeing tour that also stops at some of Transylvania’s top attractions, including Bran Castle and Peles Castle. Or visit the Black Church during a walking tour of Brasov, which usually includes other top attractions, such as Council Square, the First Romanian School, and St. Nicholas Church.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Black Church is a must-see for first time visitors to Brasov.
  • There is a fee to enter the church, and a separate fee for organ recitals.
  • Photos and videos are not permitted inside the church.
  • Full-day tours from Bucharest can last about 10 hours.
 
How to Get There
The Black Church is located in the southwestern end of Council Square in old town Brasov. Brasov is about 100 miles (161 kilometers) north of Bucharest, in central Romania. By car, take the E60 from Bucharest to Brasov. It’s also possible to take a train or bus to get to Brasov from Bucharest and other major cities in Romania.
 
When to Get There

The church is open Tuesday to Sunday year-round, with much shorter opening hours in the winter. Services are still held on Sundays. From June to September, organ recitals are held on Tuesday evening, with additional concerts on Thursday and Saturday during July and August.
 
Statue of the Falling Boy
There are a few legends behind the statue of a boy on the roof. One legend has it that the boy was helping with the construction of the church and fell. To honor him, his boss built the statue. Others say that this boy was so good at building that a fellow worker got jealous and pushed him off the church walls. The other workers decided to erect the statue in the boy’s memory.
Address: Curtea Johannes Honterus 2, Brasov 500025, Romania
Admission: Varies
Read More

63 Tours and Activities to Experience Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

Category
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow
Filter




Sort: Featured
Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details
Sort by:Featured
Bus & Minivan Tours

SPECIAL OFFER

Transylvania and Dracula's Castle Full Day Tour from Bucharest

Set off for Transylvania from Bucharest during this guided tour that includes round-trip transport and admission tickets to Bran Castle and Pele’s Castle. Along with both castle visits, you’ll enjoy a walking tour of Brasov before your guide sets you free in the medieval town to enjoy some independent time.
...  More
  • 12 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$71.30
US$83.89
US$12.59 savings
From  
US$71.30
US$83.89
US$12.59 savings
Learn More
  • 12 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Walking Tours

Brasov Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour

Get an introduction to Braşov Old Town with this 2-hour walking tour. Wander down Easten Europe’s narrowest alleyway, see the candy-colored houses of Piata Sfatului Square and get up close to St Nicholas Church, the Black Church and other notable sights. As you stroll, learn about Braşov’s history — from the Middle Ages through to present day — and receive the personalized attention of the guide. Numbers limited to 10 participants on this small-group tour.
...  More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$11.34
From  
US$11.34
Learn More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

The Complete Walking Tour of Brasov

Experience the fairy-tale beauty of the most popular city from Romania and live the magic and stories mustered here throughout time.During this private walking tour, we’ll witness a different side of the main sights and hidden paths of this historic, yet modern, town. After we’ll get an infusion with the best of Brasov and meet with locals, we’ll enjoy an authentic Romanian lunch.This journey includes many stops, with the possibility of making photos and buying souvenirs.
...  More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$6.80
From  
US$6.80
Learn More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Private Day Trip to Peles & Bran Castle and Brasov City Tour

The Peles, Bran, Brasov Tour will walk you through 3 different ages. In this tour we will see a king’s palace (Peles castle), a medieval castle (Bran Castle) and a Fortified city (Brasov City). So, let’s taste a little bit of the Transylvania history.- Benefit of complete flexibility of having the tour tailored on your requirements, in terms of the route, the duration and the features of the tour;- Enhance your experience through our choices of tours to match your particular interests and traveling style;- Enjoy the exceptional knowledge and expertise of Romania’s top rated licensed tourist guide with excellent reviews;Discover the daily life, self-sufficiency and sustainability in the remote Saxon villages of Transylvania;- Take a Brasov tour and have a great walking tour in the medieval city;- Make the most of your tour experience through our exclusively designed tours with all admissions included and not just only guided walks.
...  More
  • 11 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$56.68
From  
US$56.68
Learn More
  • 11 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Day Trips

Castles of Transylvania: Private Day Trip from Bucharest

Wander through Transylvania’s historic castles on this private day trip from Bucharest. See for yourself why Transylvania’s castles have amassed such an infamous reputation. Follow your knowledgeable guide through mysterious corridors, up spooky stairwells and into potentially haunted rooms. Along the way, you’ll learn the real stories behind these mythical buildings. See Bran Castle, where the legend of Dracula still lingers, and Peles Castle in Sinaia set in the enchanting Carpathian Mountains.
...  More
  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$89.55
From  
US$89.55
Learn More
  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Visit Dracula's Castle, Peles Castle and city of Brasov, from Bucharest, private

This is a small group full day tour from Bucharest to Transylvania on a very picturesque route through the Carpathian Mountains allowing you to discover two of the most beautiful Romanian castles - Peles Castle & Bran (Dracula's) Castle - as well as the city of Brasov in south Transylvania.Peles Castle is a Neo-Renaissance structure backed by the Carpathian Mountains. Continuing to Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle), the inspiration behind Bram Stoker’s literary sensation. Learn about the castles’ history from your guide.The next stop is Brasov, home to the Black Church (Biserica Neagra) and a multitude of medieval monuments. Take a guided walking tour before returning to Bucharest.If the booking is for 1, 2 or 3 pax we will go with Volskwagen Passat 2018.If the booking is for 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 pax we will go with van Opel Vivaro 2019.
...  More
  • 11 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$73.68
From  
US$73.68
Learn More
  • 11 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Multi-day Tours

2-Day Private Tour of Transylvania from Bucharest

Steep in Transylvania’s compelling history during this 2-day private tour from Bucharest. A professional local guide will meet you in Bucharest. From there, you will head into the Transylvania countryside and explore the medieval cities of Brasov, Bran, and Rasnov over the course of two days. As you travel, your guide will gladly fill you in on Romania’s complicated and fascinating history. This is a great way to explore Transylvania’s castles, villages, and fortresses by car and foot.
...  More
  • 2 days
From  
US$272.06
From  
US$272.06
Learn More
  • 2 days

Historical & Heritage Tours

Transylvania Castle Day Trip and Brasov's Medieval Old Town Private Tour

In the early morning, board a private vehicle at your Bucharest hotel and discuss the day’s itinerary with your personal guide. Admire dramatic mountain scenery as you travel through the Carpathian Mountains towards Peles Castle, a Neo-Renaissance gem commissioned by Carol I, Romania’s first king.Take a guided tour of the monument, whose every room is adorned with gorgeous upholstery, antique furniture, and classic art. Then, proceed through more beautiful scenery to Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle), arguably Transylvania’s most popular attraction.As you explore the Gothic castle, listen to legends of Vlad the Impaler, a legendary Romanian ruler who inspired Bram Stoker to write his seminal masterpiece, Dracula.During a walking tour of Brasov, you’ll see highlights such as the Black Church, one of Europe’s largest Gothic cathedrals, and Council Square. Following your Brasov tour, you’ll return to your Bucharest hotel.
...  More
  • 12 hours
From  
US$192.71
From  
US$192.71
Learn More
  • 12 hours

Multi-day Tours

2-Day Transylvania from Bucharest: Brasov, Bran, Sighisoara

The architectural and natural delights of Transylvania are plentiful and dispersed. Explore Europe’s most mysterious region with ease on a 2-day tour of Brasov, Bran, and Sighisoara from Bucharest, ideal for first-time visitors. Tick off highlights such as Peles Castle, Sinaia Monastery, Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle), and the UNESCO-listed Medieval Citadel of Sighisoara, and listen to the Gothic legends that have made Transylvania so famous. One night accommodation, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Bucharest are included on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.   
...  More
  • 2 days
From  
US$236.92
From  
US$236.92
Learn More
  • 2 days

Halloween

2-Day Halloween Transylvania Experience from Bucharest including a Costume Party at Dracula's Castle

Delve deep into Transylvania on this 2-day Transylvania Halloween experience and costume party, from Bucharest. On this unique tour, not only will you immerse in Transylvania’s haunting history—you’ll live it, when you attend a costume party at Dracula’s Castle! Meet your fun local guide in Bucharest, then head into the Transylvania countryside for two days of exploring its Gothic villages, stunning mountains and of course, Bran Castle.
...  More
  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$409.23
From  
US$409.23
Learn More
  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation

Bus & Minivan Tours

Bear Sanctuary, Bran - Dracula's Castle and Brasov Day Trip (12-14h)

Well, as unbelievable as that sounds, you can do it all, risk-free, in the biggest brown bear sanctuary in the world. That is why the Bear Sanctuary is one of the most sought-after natural tourist attractions in Romania for thousands of people around the globe, regardless of the season. If you think that this Transylvanian Medieval Tour is for you and your friends, it is the perfect occasion to book a trip.Learn more about the Bear Sanctuary in Zarnesti Romania - Dracula - Brasov
...  More
  • 10 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$65.75
From  
US$65.75
Learn More
  • 10 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Multi-day Tours

3-Day Private Tour of Medieval Transylvania from Bucharest

Discover the mysteries of medieval Transylvania on this fascinating 3-day guided private tour from Bucharest. This immersive 3-day tour will orient you to Transylvania’s captivating landscapes and inform you of its rich local history and lore. Meet Romanian villagers and hear the stories of their traditions and lives. Your guide will fill in the gaps with interesting tales about Count Dracula, legends and more. This is a great experiential way to learn about the history and culture of Romania.
...  More
  • 3 days
From  
US$395.62
From  
US$395.62
Learn More
  • 3 days

Cultural Tours

Taste of Transylvania Private Tour: Dracula & Peles Castles, Brasov Old Town

See the absolute best of Transylvania in just one day. Get inside Bran Castle, nicknamed Dracula’s Castle, and learn the facts and myths surrounding its vampiric influences. See Peles Palace the luxurious summer home of Romanian royals and explore the surrounding gardens. You’ll also have your own time to appreciate the striking Carpathian Mountains surrounding the property. Get a closer look at Brasov, founded by the Teutonic Knights, this city looks like it’s straight of a fairytale.
...  More
  • 11 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$96.36
From  
US$96.36
Learn More
  • 11 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Multi-day Tours

3-Day Halloween Tour in Transylvania from Bucharest

3 day tour including 2 Halloween Parties, one in Sighisoara Medieval Citadel - Dracula’s birth place and one at Bran Castle. The Halloween Party in Sighisoara includes a delicious traditional Romanian dinner, washed down with fiery spirits, excellent Romanian wine. During dinner you will get to see a special program including the Ritual of Killing of the Living Dead, The Vampiresa Hunting.
...  More
  • 3 days
From  
US$679.02
From  
US$679.02
Learn More
  • 3 days

Multi-day Tours

3-Day Halloween Tour in Transylvania from Cluj-Napoca

Known for its legends and Gothic architecture, Transylvania offers a unique Halloween experience, but finding the best spots to explore its haunting history can be difficult on a self-led tour. Discover the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler, a castle associated with Dracula, and a night of frights and festivities in the Sighișoara citadel on a 3-day tour, while learning more about the famous region’s history and culture from your guide.
...  More
  • 3 days
From  
US$645.01
From  
US$645.01
Learn More
  • 3 days

Day Trips

Private Tour: Transylvanian Castles and Brasov's Medieval Old Town

Spend a full day discovering the legends and beauty of Transylvania on a private castle tour from Bucharest. Visit the former summer home of the Romanian royal family at Peles Castle, a storybook estate tucked into the forest and decked out in elegant period furnishings. Then, explore the region's darker side at Gothic Bran Castle, aptly nicknamed 'Dracula's Castle' thanks to its spooky atmosphere fit for a count. End the day with a guided tour of medieval Brasov, a charming Saxon town rich in history.
...  More
  • 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$119.00
From  
US$119.00
Learn More
  • 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Multi-day Tours

Best of Transylvania: castles, villages & fortifications (3 days, from Cluj)

Highlights: • Turda salt mine • Alba Carolina Vauban fortress • Hunyad Castle in Hunedoara • Sibiu medieval city (named European Capital of Culture in 2007 • Bran ‘Dracula’ castle • Brasov medieval city • 1 fortified church (Viscri or other, UNESCO heritage) • Sighisoara fortress (UNESCO heritage) Small-group format ensures a personalized experience.  
...  More
  • 3 days
From  
US$401.29
From  
US$401.29
Learn More
  • 3 days

Multi-day Tours

SPECIAL OFFER

Official Halloween Party At Dracula's Castle In Bran - November 2

An unique opportunity of spending the Hallowing night in one of the most thematic places in the world. The Bran Castle has a strong link with the Dracula legend. Embark on a scary and fun 2-day adventure in Transylvania. The official Halloween party at the Bran Castle is Saturday November 2. Visit Transylvania during the Halloween weekend and have an unique experience! This tour is shared, and it will be hosted even for a single person. We can also arrange private tours. Just message us and ask for availability.
...  More
  • 2 days
From  
US$107.69
US$113.36
US$5.67 savings
From  
US$107.69
US$113.36
US$5.67 savings
Learn More
  • 2 days

Multi-day Tours

10-Day Romanian Waltz Tour from Bucharest

The best and complete tour of Romania, offering a great insight into the history, traditions, culture and people of our country. See the amazing sights of Bucharest, Prahova Valley, Transylvania, Maramures, Bucovina. This tour is guaranteed to make you come back, wanting to see more.
...  More
  • 10 days
From  
US$2,607.27
From  
US$2,607.27
Learn More
  • 10 days

Multi-day Tours

3-Day Transylvania from Bucharest: Bran, Brasov, Sibiu

Capture the gothic magnificence of Transylvania on a 3-day tour from Bucharest, ideal for first-time visitors with limited time in Romania. Travel through the cities and towns of Sinaia, Bran, Brasov, and Sighisoara, and tick off top Transylvania attractions such as Sinaia Monastery, Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle), the Black Church (Biserica Neagra), and Sighisoara Fortress. Accommodation, entrance fees, guided tour, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Bucharest are included.
...  More
  • 3 days
From  
US$486.31
From  
US$486.31
Learn More
  • 3 days

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

POIANA BRASOV and POSTAVARU CHALET eBike tour (BRASOV)

Biking in wild places up on a mountains need no description for nature lovers . E-bikes are making this more enjoyable because every person who is not having a training on cycling can do this.
...  More
  • 4 hours
From  
US$68.02
From  
US$68.02
Learn More
  • 4 hours

Multi-day Tours

Private 5-Day Off Road Adventure in Carpathians from Bucharest

Private 4x4 Adventure Tour from Bucharest to discover stunning landscapes over Carpathians. Spend 5 days enjoying the beauty of nature and admire some of the most spectacular mountains, rivers, lakes, traditional villages, UNESCO sites from Romania! Experience the unspoiled nature, climb the hills for amazing views and taste some of traditional dishes.
...  More
  • 5 days
From  
US$781.05
From  
US$781.05
Learn More
  • 5 days

Historical & Heritage Tours

SPECIAL OFFER

Small Group Walking Tour Of Brasov Old Town

Explore the old city of Brasov with a certified local guide and find out about the history of one of the most important Transylvanian cities. Discover the most important landmarks. Learn more about the locals and know how to get the most out of your time in this part of the country. This tour can become a private one if you specify in the notes, during the booking process.
...  More
  • 120 to 150 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$21.54
From  
US$21.54
Learn More
  • 120 to 150 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Multi-day Tours

4-Day Private Tour of Transylvania from Bucharest

See the best of Transylvania without the crowds on this 4-day private tour from Bucharest. Meet your expert guide in Bucharest and prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime trip into the Transylvania countryside. Enjoy a leisurely tour without the hassle of a large group on this private tour. Visit Peles Castle in Sinaia (one of the most stunning in Romania), the medieval town of Brasov, Bran Castle (also known as Dracula’s Castle), the historic sites of Sibiu and much more.
...  More
  • 4 days
From  
US$637.65
From  
US$637.65
Learn More
  • 4 days


Book online or call
(888) 651-9785
(888) 651-9785