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Patriarchal Cathedral, Bucharest
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The Romanian Orthodox Patriarchal Cathedral is a functioning religious and civic landmark, on Dealul Mitropoliei, in Bucharest, Romania. It is located near the Palace of the Chamber of Deputies of the Patriarchate of the Romanian Orthodox Church. Since it is a working cathedral, it is the site of many religious holidays and observances that take place for those who follow the Orthodox Christian faith in Bucharest, including a Palm Sunday pilgrimage. The Orthodox Mass at the cathedral is known for its a cappella choir. The Romanian Orthodox Patriarchal Cathedral is a designated Historical monument—Monument istoric of Romania.HistoryThe structure was begun in 1654 and completed in 1658 under the orders of the Wallachian prince, Serban Basarb. The facade is in the Brâncovenesc style. All of the original frescoes and sculptures were destroyed, except for the icon of Constantin and Helen, who are the patron saints of the cathedral. The present-day frescoes were added in 1923 by Dimitrie Belizarie.In 1862, the Romanian prime minister, Barbu Catargiu, was assassinated as his open carriage passed in front of the cathedral.
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  • 族长大教堂,是罗马尼亚最古老、最重要的东正教教堂,也是东正教总部所在地。位于布加勒斯特南部的一座小山上,融巴洛克、拜占庭、意大利复兴式为一体的宏伟、壮观建筑群。在这里,应慢慢观赏、细细品味。同时,教堂还会定期举办宗教音乐会,让人们得到视觉和听觉的双重享受,身心愉悦。 
  • The Patriarchal Cathedral dedicated to Saints Constantine and Helen: is one of the attractions not to be missed. Dates back to the mid-17th century. On the external façade of the church you can admire some beautiful mosaics while on the outer walls of the Church makes an impression an immense last judgement. Within stand out for their beauty frescoes by painter Dimitrie Belizarie. These frescoes date from the 20 's of the 20th century, unfortunately the original paintings and sacred image remains only an icon depicting the emperors Constantine and Helen dating back to 1665. In a sober side chapel the chapel with the tombs of the Patriarchs
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  • Very nice this little square, when we were there there was the visit of the Patriarch and therefore we felt not to disturb the faithful in prayer, so the interiors we couldn't see them well, and definitely deserved.
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