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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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Bolsward, The Netherlands
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21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A beautifull church, especially the inside paintings, decorations and icons. The Stavropoleos has some beautifull lanterns in the roof.

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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

You would never expect to find something of this beautiful hidden the shadows of an old town. The church is small and cozy yet there is no space that is without a beautiful masterpiece attached to it. Whether it’s the unique architectural style in general or the paintings on the wall or the various ornate details all throughout, The church... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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144 reviews 144 reviews
67 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 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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63 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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97 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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