Stavropoleos Church

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The Stavropoleos Church is located at 4 Stavropoleos Street, Bucharest. The church is open all year round except during service.

Entrance fee: No.

Oficial site here.

Discover

The Stavropoleos Church, located in Bucharest’s historical centre, was built 300 years ago and is now one of the most remarkable historical monuments of the city.

The name has Greek origins and it means “the City of the Cross” (Stauropolis in original). Small in size and charming through its simplicity, the church is built in the Brâncovenian style with its typical elements: flower motives around the window frames and the braided belt.

The church’s library houses over 10 000 volumes on theology, art, history,  medieval Romanian civilization and European medieval culture.

Did you know?

The church was affected by many earthquakes and in 1840 lost its belfry.

Conservation facts

Given the fact that the church suffered from several fires and earthquakes, many of the original elements managed to survive. Among these are the iconostases, the fresco on the porch or the old icons.

Weather


Thursday
11°C

Friday
22°C

Saturday
22°C
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