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Stavropoleos Church (Biserica Stravrapoleos)

Strada Stavropoleos, Bucharest, Romania
313-47-47
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Ranked #3 of 98 attractions in Bucharest
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
Description: Built in 1724, this beautiful church is one of Bucharest's oldest.
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Kansas City, Missouri
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139 reviews 139 reviews
62 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The holiest church in all of Romania....it is the church where the Orthodox Priest resides. There are several buildings in this compound but the church is all that was open. The church is covered in frescoes and gilding that are simply breathtaking. No matter what, do not miss the altar, it is incredible!

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Beaver Bank, N.S.
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Take a moment to find this working church in the old city. The inside and court is beautiful. Imagin the stories this church has survived through.

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NY
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159 reviews 159 reviews
60 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Guidebooks tend to promote temples as tourist attractions by emphasizing why they are great: the tallest cathedral in this country, the largest mosque in that continent, the oldest sinagogue in some other place. Stravopoleos simply does not fall in that category. A very small orthodox church in the old town of Bucharest, it is both small and original, and seems... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Beautiful hidden treasure in the streets of bucharest, one of the builidings that makes this city so wonderful.

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Drogheda, Ireland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The interior walls of this little church are covered with paintings, as is the ceiling, and there are ornate decorations on the wall too. It's quite beautiful and colourful.

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West Sussex
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

well worth a visit if you are in the old city. Lovely and peaceful and with some great icons. Great survivor in history.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

this small church is beautiful. II heard a service and the chanting was mesmorizing.the painting on the walls was beautiful. I love the cosiness of the church.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

An oasis of calm in an otherwise busy city! A beautiful and unique building, with a lovely courtyard. If we weren’t in a big tour group, I’d have loved to stop there for a while to admire the building and take in the peace and quiet.

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Constanta, Romania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The Stavropoleos is a nun monastery , situated in the centre of the city very close to the national history museum .It is a jewel from the past and the nuns spends most of their time renovating old books, icons and sacerdotal clothes. The choir of the church is exceptional in their rendition of byzantine music,now a rare occurrence in... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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110 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This small but stunning church was a surprise to us firstly when we saw it from the outside and then again when we entered. It is an absolute must to see and you will come away inspired.

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