Biserica Bucur
Biserica Bucur
4.5
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  • Piaţa Unirii 1 / Piaţa Unirii 2 (Union Square) • 8 min walk
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Tiberiu A
Bucharest148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Family
About the orthodox churches you barely can say anything, as the words are usually non-sense, because of the feeling you get once you stepped inside and the “speaking” done by the frescoes of the old walls which do the whole silent-talking. And, the Romanian orthodox churches have so much simplicity and still so much dignity that one can feel it by going inside and taking a deep “share” of it.
I wouldn’t miss any of the old churches of Bucharest, as well as from any corner of Romania. And Bucur church is actually the oldest church of the city, and one of the oldest of Romania.
Mainly by thinking only that Ceausescu, the last Communist president, has in his “modernizing” plans of the country to demolish all “those ugly and old churches” and with some of them he even did it, perishing from us the possibility to ever see great art and faith proves of the Romanian people continuity ever since St. Andrew Apostol Christened the Romanian ancestors.
And the “Bucur Church”/Biserica Bucur is one of the vivid examples of how the history can pass over without being able to move the faith, no matter who you are.
Written December 3, 2014
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victor545
Bucharest, Romania80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
A very significant piece of Orthodox Romanian Christianity. Even if it was not built in 1416 (Bucharest is firstly mentioned in a document in 1459), its only fresco still preserved - a small fragment just above the entry, probably painted in the XVIIIth century - is precious and evocative. There are no other paintings, inside or outside, but there are a lot of icons, of very unequal artistic value, but who cares? If you visit this church, you understand the Romanian Christianity better than studying 100 books. The priest, young, charming and hospitable, is very appropriate for this place.
Written June 9, 2019
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Mihaela P
Ellicott City, MD20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015
of the history of a beautiful country at the crossroads between east and west. Great to visit in summer.
Written April 13, 2016
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Mircea1958
Bucharest, Romania488 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Business
Just opposite to Radu Voda Monastery. You miss a lot if you do not climb the stairs to this church after visiting the monastery. The church is connected to Bucur the shepherd's legend, i.e. the foundation of Bucharest. It looks like a Romanian peasant home, especially thanks to the porch adorned with beautiful flowers. Old Byzantine style icons inside.
Written February 9, 2016
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,412 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This very small church is located on the other side of the road from the Radu Voda Monastery. A quick look is sufficient and easily combined with seeing the monastery.
Written February 21, 2020
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Gabriel A
Ploiesti, Romania4,848 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Bucur church is situated on a hill, close to Radu Voda Monastery.
The legend said that here first it was a wooden church built by Bucur the Shepard, the man who founded Bucharest city.
Then, here it was built the actual church in 1416 by the ruler Mircea cel Batran.
Inside the church, the painted walls, the icons, the alter create a very good atmosphere to retreat spiritually, from the agitation of the life.
Written June 3, 2018
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globetrotter55
Bucharest, Romania3,214 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
there is a legend which claims that the church was built by the shepherd Bucur, whose name is also associated with the name of the city of Bucharest....but this is only an urban legend, the church has been built most probably in the 17th century
it is a nice presence, close to Radu Voda Monastery - into the past those two churches were located on the same hill, in the meantime a street appeared in between
Written October 11, 2017
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Alexandru R
Bucharest, Romania23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015
One of the oldest churches in Bucharest, and in my opinion one of the most authentic of all. It is not the biggest, or the brightest church, it is very simple – white plaster, wood, no mural painting, but the atmosphere is genuine.
They have a very nice collection of icons and lots of grace.
Written October 1, 2015
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Dimitri L
Phoenix, AZ110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015
The oldest church in Bucharest, still mesmerizes visitors, even after 550 years of service. Their collection of icons painted on the back of a glass pane is impressive.
Written September 11, 2015
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Pauline J
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Family
When we scheduled to visit this tiny church on the hill, across from Radu Voda Monastery, little did we know that this was the first church that had been built in Bucarest. It was delightful to walk in, it was very small, but well cared for.
Written September 10, 2015
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