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Biserica Stavropoleos, Bucharest
(4.7/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Let's say that the places of worship that have visited, including this one, are very small and to see in absolute silence and on tiptoe because there is always someone engaged in his prayer that doesn't like to be disturbed by tourists. Of the rest, however, is a beautiful place to visit that, unlike churches that are in town, has not been completely renovated inside.
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  • What do people find in this tiny place? It still looks like a rubble. The church is around 10 square meters in size. Not amazing at all. 
  • A well preserved old church worth visiting. Beautyful exterior and interior. It will just take 15 minutes. 
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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!