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Black Church
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summer: 10am-7pm, Sun noon-7pm; winter: 10am-4pm, Sun noon-4pm - closed Mon

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Called the "black church" in memory of the fire that swept through Brasov in 1689 and blackened its walls, this triple-nave basilica (1472) impresses both by its dimensions and height. Inside are lavish Oriental carpets from Turkey, donated by wealthy local merchants. A statue of Johannes Honterus to the right of the church, and a college on a small square named after him, honour the memory of this 16C humanist, who introduced Lutheranism to Transylvania.

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