Stavropoleos Church (Biserica Stravrapoleos), Bucharest

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Stavropoleos Church (Biserica Stravrapoleos) 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. With our world travel planner, Bucharest attractions like Stavropoleos Church (Biserica Stravrapoleos) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • One of many Churches in the Old Town area that you can visit. Small but very nice inside. Still in use now. Check it out as you walk by.  more »
  • I visited it as part of the route of the free walking tour. It is a picturesque Orthodox Church that is worth visiting. In general all the churches in Bucharest, do not charge entry.
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  • Beautiful church which a quick refreshment would not be a luxury, adorable little patio with a few remnants of the Church under renovation. A must see!
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  • Amazing place, so beautiful and calm, like a small island of harmony in the middle of all the noise and vanity that splashes over the old town of Bucharest. Just sitting in the yard during the Sunday service I felt at peace, even though I'm not religious and I don't understand the language. The architecture of the church (from 1724) is exquisite, every detail is made with immense care. It is also preserved and restored where necessary very skillfully and cautiously. The spirit of the place is well kept.
  • Wonderful ancient church very well preserved. Here you can meet very often some artists and some very famous people. For sure one of the most famous churches at Bucharest
  • The small garden is nice, pretty small church at all, but worth your 5 min if you're a tourist like me.
  • One of the most visited monastery in Bucharest by the foreign tourists. Taking photos is accepted. Being very small, the time of your visit should be optimised according to the number of visitors.
  • It's nice and quite place to visit for a few minutes small church with patio beside it where you can find ancient tombstones with a lot of details in terms of stone carving.
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