Radu Voda Monastery (Manastirea Radu Voda), Bucharest

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Radu Vodă Monastery is a Romanian Orthodox monastery in Bucharest, Romania.
PaleolithicBecause of its favorable environment and the elevated terrain close to a big river, the area of the monastery was inhabited starting from the Paleolithic (estimated somewhere between 1,000,000 and 10,000 BC). It is the site of the oldest known settlement on the territory of Romania. Following the Paleolithic settlement there was an uninterrupted settlement during the Neolithic with tools from the Neolithic, the bronze age (1800-800 BC), and the iron age (800 BC - AD 300).
The Dacian EraThe monastery is also the site of the remains of a fortified settlement from the Dacian Era (100 BC - AD 100).
The monastery was founded by Alexandru II Mircea (1568–1577) and his lady Ecaterina (Catherine) to give thanks for their victory in battle. It was intended to be the metropolitan church of the capital. The monastery was completely renovated during 1969-1974, on the initiative of patriarch Justinian Marina. Upon his death in 1977, the patriarch was laid to rest in a grave in the interior wall of the monastery.
Located at Radu Vodă str., no. 24A on the banks of Dâmboviţa River and close to the Romanian Patriarchal Cathedral, the Monastery is located right in the middle of Bucharest, the capital of Romania. It is a few hundred meters away from the exit of Piaţa Unirii metro station.
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  • This small monastery has a few attractive and well-restored buildings and is contained in its own walled-off area. Not too far from the Unerii square (easy walking distance). 
    This small monastery has a few attractive and well-restored buildings and is contained in its own walled-off area. Not too far from the Unerii square (easy walking distance).  more »
  • This is one of the oldest Orthodox Monasteries in Bucharest and a beautiful example of Romanian Christian arhitecture. Located on a small hill in the back of a line of block of flats, it is a real... 
    This is one of the oldest Orthodox Monasteries in Bucharest and a beautiful example of Romanian Christian arhitecture. Located on a small hill in the back of a line of block of flats, it is a real...  more »
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  • A great place with lots of beautiful history and architecture,also relaxing .
  • Representative place for the Romanian Orthodox faith....if you are in the area visit it

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