Kretzulescu Church is located at 45 Calea Victoriei, Bucharest.
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The Kretzulescu Church in Revoluţiei Square was founded in 1720-1722 by Creţulescu family and is one of the oldest churches in Bucharest. The church is a valuable monument of Wallachian architecture, built in the Brâncovenesc style and with interior frescoes painted by Gheorghe Tatarescu. The church has been a witness of Bucharest’s history for over 300 years and during the communist period it came close to being demolished. Fortunately this didn’t happen and now we can still admire it in all its beauty. Next to the church you can admire Corneliu Coposu’s bust, an important Romanian political figure, detained during the communist regime.
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Kretzulescu’s heritage includes several icons from the 17th century and the nave chandelier which was made in Paris in 1837.
The exterior of the church was greatly affected by the passing of time, and it underwent through many restorations. The church was also greatly affected by the bullets during the 1989 Revolution. The last major restoration was done in 2003 when the old frescoes were partially cleaned.
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