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Address: Str Dealul Mitropoliei Piata Unirii, Bucharest, Romania
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Beautiful church!

The interior is worth spending some time looking at. We had a very knowledgeable guide so learned a lot about the history of the church and surrounding lands/buildings.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The interior is worth spending some time looking at. We had a very knowledgeable guide so learned a lot about the history of the church and surrounding lands/buildings.

Thank eprdesign
Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An impressive Orthodox cathedral situated in the center of the town. Was build in the middle of the XVII-th century, in the same time as the church build in 1656 by the king Constantin Șerban Basarab (1654-1658). Dedicated to the Saints Constantin and Elena. You can pray to the remains of the Saint Dimitrie Basarabov (Sf. Dimitrie cel Nou). Beautiful!

Thank Ela24022012
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The cathedral is beautiful inside, and the artwork on the dome is fantastic. It's an active church, and I came on a Sunday, so people were worshipping as well. Would recommend checking out this church if you are wandering around by the Parliament building.

Thank Grace F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful place, both inside and out. Not very big inside, but definitely worth going to have a look at the stunning decoration.

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visit this cathedral on a sunny day and it will blow your mind. The pristine white against the blue sky, the bright colours and gold not to mention the Christian displays and icons - I am so happy to have walked up to visit. As with most religious places in Bucharest, you can be happy they weren't destroyed under the... More 

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Chessington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

Visited here whilst wandering around Bucharest. A small complex of religious buildings and a church. Went inside and it worth the visit

Thank Richard H
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

Free entry. Photography inside not allowed. Another gorgeous Orthodox church - full of religious "bling" ... It is a working church, so visitors must be respectful of church-goers praying. Bit of a walk up the hill from Unirii Square - but worth the effort ...

Thank Ken M
Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed March 9, 2017

It`s the "head office" of the Romanian Orthodox Church. A nice church nearby anyway. It`s on the top of a small hill near Unirii Square. If you have 30 mins to spend in that area you can go here...

Thank Vlad I
Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
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Reviewed March 5, 2017

We visit The Patriarchal Catedral of Romania on 04 March 2017. The orthodox complex is located in a hill in the center of Bucharest .The Cathedral is very impresive, build in typical orthodox style for Romania. Inside the temple there are holy silver icons of saints and amazing frescoes. The fotos are forbidden . Outside there is large yard and... More 

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Turin, Italy
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Reviewed February 2, 2017

This place, compared with the other part of the city, is a little Eden. All is very treated and perfect, and the Fresco on the wall are so good. You can miss it!! Da non perdere, meraviglioso!

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