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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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  • Take a few minutes out to have a look at this church.The interior is really beautiful and very peaceful  more »
  • Impresed, building has some Greek history very well maintained. Hope to see once whole old town like this building  more »
  • Bucharest has many interesting Orthodox churches. The church of the Stavropoleos Monastery is one of the most interesting, with lot of frescoes everywhere. The great number of reviews received from th...  more »
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  • Beautiful monastery, definitely worth a peak inside for all the well preserved frescoes on the wall. Photos without flash permitted. Free entry but donations obviously encouraged.
  • A historical monument. Awesome architecture
  • Pretty cool church. Worth a look.
  • One of the oldest church in Bucharest. Must visit.
  • Nice little Abbey in the middle of the Old City Core of a Capitol. Good scene for Pictures

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