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“Renovations... .”

Biserica Sf. Nicolae
Ranked #56 of 315 things to do in Bucharest
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 9, 2014

We almost missed this church as it was being renovated and completely covered.
The interior of the church is super dark, to an extend it's almost impossible to see where you walk.
Other than that, the acoustics are wonderful.

Thank TheShis
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Beautiful wall paintings and an elaborate iconastasis. Fairly easy to get to along Academy Street, which is off Elizabeta.

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Russian gold

Built 1905-1909, as a gift made by the Czar Nicholas the II-nd to the Russian community in Bucharest, the church Saint Nicholas is a Russian one.
In 1934 the church was attributed to the University, situated across the street.
Between 1947 and 1957, during the Soviet domination in Romania, the church entered under the authority of Moscow Patriarchate. Then, until 1992, it was a parochial church. In 1992 she became once again University’s church. Bucharest people name it either “Russian Church” or “University’s church”.
Building’s architecture is Russian Revival style, an eclectic style combining byzantine, neo-classical and Art Nouveau elements.
The author is the Russian architect V.A. Preobrajenskyi. The church has 7 towers, with specific Russian domes, brick facades, with ornaments in polychrome ceramic, windows and portal ornamented with sculpted stone.
The interior is sumptuous, with an impressing sculpted and gilded iconostas made by an important Russian artist, Viktor Mihailovici Vasnețov (1848-1926).
The paintings are in Art Nouveau Russian style.
Surrounded by trees, the Russian Church is one of the most beautiful and special buildings in Bucharest.

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Reviewed April 23, 2013

It is difficult to rate a church. Churches are felt not just visited. This one is typical for Romanian Orthodox churches, nice paintings, candles, quiet interiors but you need to take time to be able to really feel a church. Its central location makes it easy for tourists to see. Please e considerate ladies and cover your heads ( remember the church is NOT a democratic institutuion: heaven forbid) and gentlemen No shortpants! The church suffered damage during the revolution so a careful look at the outside brick work will give you an idea of the bullet holes she recieved.All fixed up now with a new face on life.

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Reviewed April 19, 2013

My favorite church, I always visit this church every times I was in Bucharest. Many historical story about this church and very interesting one! I could not say more, if you around Bucharest you could see this church, very easy to find and to recognize.

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