Patriarchal Cathedral, Bucharest
Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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.Our Bucharest travel itinerary maker makes visiting Patriarchal Cathedral and other Bucharest attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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The inside of the Cathedral is just amazing, built in the neoclassic style. There were many visitors the day we were there. It used to be some Chamber of Deputies palace and now used by the Patriarch ... read more »
Very nice church, worth a visit. Interesting artefacts an religious items. Plenty so see on your visit.
Nice Patriarchal Cathedral due to regular maintenance and more to see when entering the building proper. Very impressive and peacefull environment around. Quite a long way to walk up the pathway from ... read more »
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