After the touristic estimations, about 100 000 persons visit Biserica Neagra (the Black Church) every year, being considered the second major attraction in the county, after The Bran Castle. and 5 p.m., and the price of a ticket is 4 lei for adults and 2 lei for students, pupils and pensioners.
At the entrance there are points of sale with postcards with the whole church and with details of it. One can easily find accommodation units in the vicinity of the church, in hotels and boarding houses.
Over 500 years old, Biserica Neagra (the Black Church) is the most representative historic monument in Brasov, the greatest Gothic church in Transylvania and, in some historians’ point of view, the greatest religious edifice from Vienna to Istanbul.
More than that, inside the church there is one of the greatest organs in Europe, and also the largest collection of old carpets from Asia Minor.
Between 19 the sculptures from the exterior buttresses were replaced with copies, and the originals were sheltered inside the church.
Between 19 the money for renovation was from the public budget, and the restoration after the earthquake in 1977 was made with money from donations and subscriptions.
Inside the church there are also some sculptures, the oldest of all being the bust of Saint John the Baptist.
The others represent Saint Thomas, Saint Jacob the Pilgrim, Jesus Salvator Mundi, Virgin Mary, Saints Pavel, Luke and Sebastian.
An oiled canvas representing “The Wedding From Cana (Nunta din Cana)“, work of Hans Eder painter, it is exposed on the frontal wall of the northern lateral nave.
Nowadays it is considered the greatest place of worship in Romania, with impressive dimensions: 90 meters in length, between 25 and 37 meters wide, 65 meters from the floor level to the highest point of its Cross tower, while it can house about 5000 people.
More than that, the biggest bell in the country, weighting 6.3 tones, is to be found in its tower as well.
The crests of Matthias Corvinus and his wife Beatrice of Naples – Aragon are at the bottom of the painting.
Three folds, with five paintings from the Feldioara altar (the end of the 15th century) are also to be mentioned.