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Casin Church, Bucharest

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Cașin Church, sometimes referred to as Cașin Monastery, is a Romanian Orthodox church located in Bucharest, at a large intersection a block away from Arcul de Triumf. It is dedicated to the Archangels Michael and Gabriel.HistoryPlans for the church's construction were made in 1935 by a parish council that included Gheorghe Ionescu-Șișești, a professor at the Agronomic Institute, the writer Vasile Militaru and the architect I. Bălănescu. At Father Dumitru I. Manta's urging, funds for the project were obtained through significant donations from the Ministry of Agriculture and Domains and from monthly subscriptions given by families and institutions. Several donations came from General Ion Antonescu.Dimitrie Ionescu-Berechet, chief architect of the Romanian Patriarchate, won a contest to design the church, to be built on land donated by Bucharest City Hall. The cornerstone was laid in August 1937, and the structure complete in March 1938. Work then stopped but was resumed in 1946-59. The church combines the Brâncovenesc style, with its entrance columns, with Byzantine architecture, as seen in the mosaics, the centred Greek cross plan and the high and spacious interior.The marble and alabaster iconostasis, with icons in mosaic, was done from 1952-59, following Ionescu-Berechet's plans and with contributions from artists Ion Dimitriu-Bârlad, Constantin Baraschi and Mihai Wagner. Between 1962-71, the walls and floors were covered in 3 m high white and rose marble plates, a balcony for the choir was installed, and large mosaic icons of Murano glass placed at eye level along the walls. Repairs were done in 2002-03, and the domes, formerly copper green, were painted bright green in 2008.
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  • Of this church the main thing impressed is the cordialissssimo cazziatone made by the custodian for not having noticed the internal ban on taking pictures. Still I wake up with a start in his sleep by saying "I'm sorry, I hadn't noticed" sympathy of the keeper to hand the Church is still in the process of internal restructuring, mostly has been completed and the result is pleasant In public peace sign shooing stole:)
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  • Accidentally wandered, walked around the Arc de Triomphe and saw Kupala Church, beautiful, inside is the restoration but still beautiful! A quiet and holy place!
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  • One of thee biggest churches in Bucharest.Nice architecture,white facade,not very adorned.I didn't visit the interior part,it was closed,though it was about noon.Strange... Across the street is "Muzeu...  more »