The Most Famous Church
Why locals love it?
The famous gothic church that was built for almost a hundred years from 1385 to 1477 has actually gotten it’s name due to a fire that leveled most of the town in the end of the 17th century also blackening the walls of the church. The restoration as well took roughly 100 years and only one of the planned towers was finished during that.
Why you should visit it
The interior got a makeover from gothic to a mostly baroque style – beautiful high ceilings and light space with stained glass windows, balconies. Besides the stone columns and Turkish carpets donated by German merchants you can also find the huge organ from 1839 with impressive 4000 pipes you can listen to three times a week during summer.
The church also owns the largest church bell in Romania weighing roughly seven tons.
Black ChurchCurtea Johannes Honterus 2