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Stavropoleos Church (Biserica Stravrapoleos)

Strada Stavropoleos, Bucharest, Romania
313-47-47
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Ranked #4 of 113 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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Wiesbaden, Germany
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is a historic Orthodox Church and they are not large. We stayed for a service and the chanting, singing and religious observance was a most rewarding hour. The church is adorned with beautiful frescos and the courtyard has many interesting artifacts.

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Livigno, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
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102 reviews 102 reviews
12 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

A rare gem in the very heart of the old city. super well maintained...to be visited, great frescoes and imagery awfully nice "cloisters" inside

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The church is on the same street as Caru Cu Bere, it is lovely, old, buildf arround 1745, still perform mass there by nuns

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UK
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135 reviews 135 reviews
89 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Absolutely beautiful Church with gorgeous interior, religious ceilings and wall paintings. Reminds me of similar churches in Russia ie St Basils, Moscow Excellent paintings. Go in and admire the architecture and the religious paintings and art. It is a small church but well worth a visit and to say a prayer inside. Get out of the hustle and bustle of... More

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Bubaneshwar
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This very old orthodox church situated in the very heart of the old city is absolutely a must: its architecture is awesome, the inside frescoes are impressive and the atmosphere is a real balm for the soul. Not to be missed!

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Beirut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Like the other churches in Romania, it's a beautiful piece of art. Small. A beautiful garden inside which provides a strange sense of serenity hidden among the loud and boisterous atmosphere of the Old Town. Stop in for a quick visit if you're out walking around.

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Athens, Georgia
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Bucharest is adorned with so many Orthodox Churches. This one is on the Eastern edge of Old Town & could easily be overlooked. Don't let that happen. It's courtyard attracts one and should lead you to be interested in the interior.

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Ludington, Michigan
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103 reviews 103 reviews
52 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Delightful church in the center of Old Town. Lovingly cared for by a group of dedicated nuns, it is heartening to this little gem only one block off a main thoroughfare. The courtyard is significant for the stone crosses that have been collected here from some of the churches that the Communists tore down. It would have been nice to... More

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Las Vegas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It only takes a few minutes to see it, but the architecture and the art inside and outside are worth your time. If you have a guide, it's so much better since you find out more about the church and the culture.

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Timisoara, Timis, Romania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We have discovered this old church/monastery during our visit of the old town and we were amazed of the tranquility and how well it was preserved. Really nice.

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