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Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

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Brasov’s monumental Black Church (Biserica Neagra) soars heavenwards at the southwestern end of the city’s focal Council Square (Piata Sfatului) and is the largest Gothic church in central Europe. Afloat with flying buttresses and a landmark tower, construction on the church began in 1383 and it was completed almost a century later in 1477; along with several other prominent buildings in the city it was all but destroyed in the great fire of 1689 and takes its present name from its blackened, smoke-damaged walls. Repairs took more than 100 years and even today only one of the two proposed towers is complete, standing 215 feet (65.6 meters) above the Council Square. The Black Church’s Gothic vaulting remains but the interior now shows touches of Baroque in its styling; the flamboyant, 4,000-pipe organ is one of the best in Romania, designed in 1839 by the famous German organ-maker Carl August Buchholz and there are weekly organ concerts at 6 p.m. each Tuesday.

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Slottstur til Transilvania

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Oppdag to av de mest imponerende slottene i Transilvania på dette heldagseventyret: Bran slott, borgen fra 1200-tallet som er kjent som «Draculas slott», ...  Mer informasjon

  • Sted: București, Romania
  • Varighet: 12 timer
  • Språk: Engelsk
Fra USD 93,07