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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Stavropoleos Monastery Reviews
Visited here on a Sunday, so we did not go inside as services were going on and it was packed full. Service was being broadcast to the street where a number of churchgoers were sitting as well. Beauti... more »
Tiny beautiful church right in town with a lovely courtyard is over three centuries old and completed in 1724. The inside is quite small with wonderful icons and murals. During 1904 and 1940 the churc... more »
Interesting place that although somehow hidden in the old center of Bucharest, once you are near it, it stands out. If you ever are nearby be sure to also enter the place. The architecture is very interesting.
It's nice to go and see, and you really should go if you are in Bucharest, but it's tiny. Five minutes is plenty to spend here. Our walking tour guide told us that the church actually used to be in a different location and was moved on rails to allow the the construction of the new city
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