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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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  • It's a very easy walk. It has very old stone tablets written in Cyrllic/Slavic 17th century. Shows the area was changed to Roman latin at some point. The interior was very nice and nun who wouldn't... 
    It's a very easy walk. It has very old stone tablets written in Cyrllic/Slavic 17th century. Shows the area was changed to Roman latin at some point. The interior was very nice and nun who wouldn't...  more »
  • Small but interesting monastery built in 1724 -- for nuns! Eastern Orthodox. The frescoes are original. Beautiful interior courtyard. Definitely worth a stop. 
    Small but interesting monastery built in 1724 -- for nuns! Eastern Orthodox. The frescoes are original. Beautiful interior courtyard. Definitely worth a stop.  more »
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  • Well preserved historic monument, beautiful church. A masterpiece for Orthodox faith. No need for a lot of time , just a quick visit is enough.
  • Right in the middle of Bucharest, this precious beauty stays hidden from most people passing by... Has a interior garden with benches and relaxing atmosphere. You can also visit the church located in same premise. Or just admire all the old tables. At list one visit is advised.

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