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Stavropoleos Monastery, Bucharest

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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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  • A monastary in the middle of the city. It is kind of hard to miss when paying a bit more attention to the surroundings as it stands out. Bucarest is kind of old but this building is among them even... 
    A monastary in the middle of the city. It is kind of hard to miss when paying a bit more attention to the surroundings as it stands out. Bucarest is kind of old but this building is among them even...  more »
  • An ancient church with great paintings inside. A must see and visit place as it is located in the old town in one of the main streets. 
    An ancient church with great paintings inside. A must see and visit place as it is located in the old town in one of the main streets.  more »
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  • One of the most interesting places in the Old Town. This church not only has survived to earthquakes but also the systematization planned and carried out by the Romanian Communist Party, it is well preserved and the restoration works were excellent. Undoubtedly, it is worth a visit. Besides, you will enjoy neo-byzantine music performed by the choir inside, so it is a peaceful and relaxing place as well. You can visit the library next to the church with a collection of old icons and ecclesiastical objects as well.
  • I stopped in here on a walking tour and what a lovely old church. It's one of the nicest in Bucharest. It also has a nice courtyard to have a seat and enjoy the peace.

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