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Biserica Stavropoleos, Bucharest

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Biserica Stavropoleos has been compared to a jewelry box because of its small size, rich exterior, and interior choral style decoration. Observe the ornate stone and wood carvings, particularly on the church's main doors, as well as the restored 18th-century ceiling and wall paintings. As one of the city's oldest churches, the house of worship is also known for its collection of Byzantine music books, ancient texts, and sacred objects. It's the only surviving part of the original women's monastery built in 1724. Notice the collection of tombstones scattered around the courtyard surrounded by a richly ornamented colonnade with oriental arches. Make Biserica Stavropoleos a centerpiece of your Bucharest vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bucharest vacation generator.
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  • We visited this church on our walking tour. Lovely outside and beautiful inside. No entrance fee, small church so you may have to wait to get inside.  more »
  • The sun shone down as we went into the church there was a do going on there welcoming and happy for u to take photos no entry fee a donation box worth look at amazing the art work  more »
  • A beautiful and great piece of art in the heart of Bucharest. Very old, ver small but very peacefull... Please see it and feel the vibe in the air...  more »
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  • I passed by this church while walking on the Stavropoleos Street. Its harmonious design and beautiful ornamentations are actually eye-catching 🏛.
  • Beautiful small chapel in the historical centre of Bucharest. One of the buildings that "survived" the second world war. Must see! Go inside, you will feel the unique spirit of this place!
  • These amazing churches are what I love on Bucurest.
  • u can come and have an alfresco lunch here , no one will bother you , it's pretty chill and the church is nice as well
  • Nice and fascinating!