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STAVROPOLEOS CHURCH

VISIT ONE OF THE OLDEST WORSHIP PLACES IN ROMANIAN CAPITAL

THE BEAUTIFUL STAVROPOLEOS CHURCH IN

BUCHAREST

Stavropoleos Church in Bucharest is nowadays in the Old City and you can visit it before going to have lunch in the area. It was built by a Greek monk, called Ioanichie Stratonikeas from Epirus.

STAVROPOLEOS CHURCH BUCHAREST


By: Bucharest Travel
Photographed In: BUCHAREST OLD CITY
Date Uploaded:2016-04-04
Description: Stavropoleos is one of the oldest churches in Bucharest

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HISTORY OF STAVROPOLEOS CHURCH IN BUCHAREST

Ioanichie Stratonikeas arrives in the Romanian Country before 1710, after walking through Greece and the Turkish Empire looking for money in order to build Orthodox churches. His name is closely related to the history of Stavropoleos Church in Bucharest, visited by millions of people, Romanians and also foreign tourists every year. First of all, after his arrival, he built an inn on a land that belonged to a boyar who will be killed by Lord Nicolae Mavrocordat, known as the Greeks Inn.

INSIDE STAVROPOLEOS CHURCH IN BUCHAREST


By: Bucharest Travel
Photographed In: BUCHAREST OLD CITY
Date Uploaded:2016-04-04
Description: Stavropoleos Church was built on the land of an old inn

TAKE A LOOK AT THE SIMPLE ARCHITECTURE OF STAVROPOLOES CHURCH IN THE OLD CITY CENTER OF BUCHAREST

Inside the garden of the inn, Ioanichie will have a chapel, a small one which was to become the church you can visit today in 1733. Stavropoloeos Church in Bucharest will be damaged by earthquakes in 1802 and 1832 but it will be repaired while in 1847 a fire destroyed Stavropoleos Inn. It will be demolished in 1871. The church was a ruin but it was rebuilt according to the initial shape between 1904 and 1921 by the architect Ion Mincu. A small lapidarium has been hosted in the garden where you can see funeral stones, frescoes or columns brought from demolished churches in Bucharest. The decoration is dated back to the end of the 18th century when the Greek lord under Turkish command ruled the country.

THE ORIGINAL OLD ENTRANCE TO STAVROPOLEOS CHURCH IN BUCHAREST


By: Bucharest Travel
Photographed In: BUCHAREST OLD CITY
Date Uploaded:2016-04-04
Description: The decoration is dated back to the end of the 18th century

STAVROPOLOEOS CHURCH AND THE OLD CITY OF BUCHAREST

Stavropoleos Church is one of the most important monuments in Bucharest, seen as an architectural masterpiece, with the old entrance as main point of attraction, built in old Romanian style. Lord Nicolae Mavrocordat’s throne is still kept inside Stavropoleos Churh. He ruled The Romanian Country between 1715 and 1716 and, again, between 1719 and 1730. You can see at Stavropoleos Church in Bucharest columns made of stone, saints painted on medalions and rails with griffins.

MEMORIALS AND HISTORY INSIDE STAVROPOLEOS CHURCH YARD


By: Bucharest Travel
Photographed In: BUCHAREST OLD CITY
Date Uploaded:2016-04-04
Description: A small lapidarium has been hosted in the garden

Stavropoleos Church is near the Romania History Museum and also near Caru’ cu bere Restaurant but in the area you can also find another interesting old worship place, OLD COURT CHURCH.
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