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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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  • One of the small churches in the heart of Bucharest. It is small but very impressive as well. Take time of your 5-10 minutes and make sure you go and see inside. 
    One of the small churches in the heart of Bucharest. It is small but very impressive as well. Take time of your 5-10 minutes and make sure you go and see inside.  more »
  • 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 »
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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.
  • Such a beautiful and precious place to visit. A very peaceful and quiet little church. The paintings on the wall are fabulous. A not to missed place to visit in Bucharest. The amount of details and hardworking on this beautiful ancient monument is very impressive.

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