Stavropoleos Monastery, Bucharest

4.7
Stavropoleos Monastery 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 Monastery 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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  • Well worth stopping by. Stunning inside and out. Lovely quiet courtyard, beautiful architecture. can go inside too.  more »
  • I was surprised to see such a small church in the middle of Bucharest. The truth is that it is a cuca, and see that I am not much to visit church and I do not call much attention, but this in particular, will not leave you indifferent.
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  • The entrance is absolutely free, pleasant more historical place, than religious, although it was a functioning temple
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  • Beautiful church. Nice interior. Some objects on the area are from churches from the Parliament area before its construction.
  • Absolutely beautiful little chapel. All painted inside and out! One of the most amazing doors too.
  • Beautiful small orthodox church and convent in the old town of Bucharest. Peaceful garden out the back.
  • It looks nice I guess. Not really much to do here. I'm sure if you appreciate this sort of thing more than I do you would rate it more highly.
  • A tiny church in the heart of a beautiful city, Bucharest. It feels like an oasis for innocent hearts.
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