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Stavropoleos Church (Biserica Stravrapoleos)

Strada Stavropoleos, Bucharest, Romania
313-47-47
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Ranked #3 of 99 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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Charleston, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful small church in the heart of old town. If you don't look for it , you might not see it. Very old and with lots of history.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The church is beautiful but the serenity of the courtyard is the real reason to visit. It breaks up the general chaos of the city.

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Ireland
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98 reviews 98 reviews
44 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

A very pretty historical church located in the old town of Bucharest. Worth visiting when in the area. The courtyard is very nice and peaceful and offers an opportunity to escape from some of the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

In our guide book it said that if we have time to visit only one church in Bucharest, it should be this one and i agree (we have visited several). It is hidden between buildings, so look for it. We were lucky to come just at the moment when the orthodox nuns started singing and to be in this little... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Lovely small church in the old town. Lovely courtyard and pretty exterior. Worth a look inside - small but beautiful. Only takes a small time to see and shouldn't be missed.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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88 reviews 88 reviews
44 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Stavropoleos is more than just a church. The Romanian friends who took me there consistently referred to it as the Stavropoleos Monastery. There is a religious community living here: of nuns, not monks: the Romanian word "manastire" is used for either monastery or convent. The Stavropoleos conplex also houses an important theological library. The original buildings were built almost 300... More

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Toronto
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is an amazing church which is worth seeking out as it is not really on the beaten path. The paintings inside are dark but the outside is spectacular. Renovations appear to be underway outside.

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Overmere, Belgium
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

nice church and cloistre with nice pictures open for free even during the services mysterious orthodox music and athmosfere exemple of peace in the centre of busy town,

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Versailles, France
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I liked it because it is a typical Orthodox church with a huge history behind. It looks modest and simple from the outside but it is absolutely amazing once you go inside and you discover the peaceful religious paintings, the Orthodox music, and feeric atmosphere!

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Romania appears to be the most religious place in Europe that I've been to ... they take their religion very seriously. As they approached church like this one, many would cross themselves just at the sight of it. I felt like a bit of an "invader" to look inside and watch mass for five minutes, but the singing was beautiful... More

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