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Stavropoleos Church (Biserica Stravrapoleos)

Address: Strada Stavropoleos, Bucharest, Romania
Phone Number: 313-47-47
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Ranked #2 of 91 Attractions in Bucharest
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Built in 1724, this beautiful church is one of Bucharest's oldest.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Built in 1724, this beautiful church is one of Bucharest's oldest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Simply extraordinary Church in the middle of Bucharest. It makes you think that something luxury is not just made by silver and gold but also by other intangible things like the passion of these people for their religion. Most of the place is outstanding only because of the hard work of the believers. Incredible.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

A really interesting visit to one of the churches that survived the pre revolution destruction of a vast number of churches in the city. In the inner courtyard are a few relics from less fortunate buildings. Inside are walls and ceilings that have been covered by very beautiful religious paintings which I was able to photograph without flash and well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Love the courtyard and interior of the church. They've been doing renovations which is good. Peaceful place to which I've been many times. My last visit, one of the nuns was aggressive about 'what was I doing taking photos'. ????? There wasn't a sign about 'no photos' which I always look for and completely respect. I personally believe when taking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Absolutely not to be missed. The small 17th and 18th century Orthodox churches of Bucharest, many of them in the Brancoveanu style, are the revelation of a visit to the city, and the Stavropoleos church is the best of the bunch. Both the little porch and the interior walls and ceilings are covered with paintings, and the consequent richness of... More 

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Targoviste, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This church has an important meaning for the religion, but it is definetely not the main touristic attraction in Bucharest..

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Just few steps away from the entertainment area of the old town in Bucharest this 17th century church is a wonderful example of Greek christian orthodox architecture mixed with elements of the Romanian folk architecture. Inside you can admire also the beautiful well preserved frescoes which cover both the walls and the ceiling as well as golden wooden "iconostas".

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Bucharest
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A beautiful monastery in the historic area of Bucharest, with a garden as an oasis of peace. If you visit 'Caru cu Bere', a stone's throw from there is the small church of the eighteenth century.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

The church was built in 1724 at the insistence of a Greek monk, Ioanikie Stratonikeas. It is characterized by its beautiful stone and wood carvings, of which the finest are on the main doors. The courtyard outside (beautiful on a sunny afternoon) has a curious collection of tombstones dating from the 18th century, and you might often see skilled craftsmen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My view, your first visit to Bucharest is incomplete without a stop here. It's tiny. But it is staggering in terms of character. To me it represents beyond its own charm what a complex city Bucharest is. I mean, squalor and then wham, you are in another time, another world. It's central, so find it,many leave a donation. It'd be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Positioned in the heart of Bucharest this church is small but is so nice and peaceful! with a small garden and the nice paintings inside it just gives you that unique feeling of peace that a church is supposed to give :)

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