Stavropoleos Monastery, Bucharest

4.7
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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  • Small and quiet, there is some interesting artwork inside. Each wall has different artwork to admire so it is essential you arrive when the monastery is open. Outside the building is worth admiring....  more »
  • Stavropoleos Orthodox Monastery is in the heart of the Old Town, flanked by tall buildings. It was built in 1724, during the reign of Nicholas Mavrocordatos (Prince of Wallachia, 1719-1730). Its...  more »
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  • An old Greek church built in the heart of Bucharest. Entry cost: free to enter and enjoy Size: quite small inside with about enough room for 15 people. Pros: it looks stunning to the eye, it’s just one things that makes your head turn. Cons: surrounding buildings are a little run down. Give out of five
  • Small orthodox monastery right in the city center. Particularly the interior is really beautiful with all the walls and the ceiling covered in elaborate paintings.

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