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Stavropoleos Church


  Stavropoleos  Church Bucharest  

  • located on 6, Postei street/  Stavropoleos street
  • Superior Ioanichie founded the monachal establishment in 1724
  • only the present church was preserved
  • endowed with villages and estates, the monastery was one of the richest and most important from Wallachia in the 18th c.
  • the church has a porch, pronaos, nave and the altar apsis
  • the exterior is adorned with an openwork frieze of stone
  • the church porch was added along the western wall of the pronaos, 1729-1730
  • it has a rich sculptural ornamentation in stone
  • five archways supported by four stone columns and two brickwork columns
  • the balustrade that connects the columns is fretwork sculpture
  • the pronaos is separated by the nave through 4 built columns
  • the nave, initially square, became rectangular, with a tower spire on it
  • the vaulting altar dates since 1730
  • the church catapetasma consists of 4 fretwork registers
  • the princely chair has pillars based on lions and panels decorated with stalks
  • the princely chair has the back with colonates, vegetal motifs and a pediment with the reunited coats of arms of Wallachia and Moldavia
  • the annexed construction hosts the religious art collection of Bucharest Arhiepiscopate
  • head-stones, sculptural and architectural elements coming from many demolished churches, in the 19th c., are on display in the portico

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