RomaniaExplorer Home   ¦  Map of Romania ¦ Online hotel reservation  ¦ Special Offers ¦  Contact

BUCHAREST


Kretulescu Church, Fundenii Doamnei Church,
Mihai-Voda Monastery

 

Kretzulescu Church


  • situated on Calea Victoriei (Victoria Avenue), near the Royal Palace
  • built between 1720-1722 by chancellor Iordache Kretulescu, in Brancovenesque style
  • the construction is of a three-cusped plan, with a slender spire, and a belfry above the narthex
  • inside one can see a large narthex, separated from the nave by three arches
  • entering the church is done through an open porch, supported by tall stone columns in which simple arches are opened in the center
  • the porch painting is the genuine one
  • the facades are sober, with no paintings, decorated with apparent brick
  • the interior stores a collection of rare icons from Kretulescu’s collection (19th c.)
  • the interior painting belongs to Gheorghe Tattarescu, between 1859-1860
  • the exterior of the church was plastered at the beginning but with the restoration done, in 1935-1936, under the supervision of architect Stefan Bals, it remained in apparent brick
  • the church was repaired again in the years 1942-1943, because of the 1940 earthquake
  • new restorations were made inside as well as outside the church, after the 1977 earthquake and 1989 revolution

Fundenii Doamnei Church


  • located on 105, Fundeni Road
  • it was raised in 1699 on the banks of lake Fundeni by sword bearer Mihai Cantacuzino
  • it is surrounded by a lot of graves, a real cemetery
  • it is of a trichonch plan having the tower spire on the nave and a belfry on the pronaos
  • the portal is of a Baroque inspiration
  • the construction was renovated in 1860 by Lady Maria Ghica, being called “Fundenii Doamnei Church” by the inhabitants of the town
  • the mural painting was executed in the workshops of the famous master-painter Pârvu Mutu

Mihai-Voda Monastery


  • lies on 35, Sapientei street, behind a block-of -flats complex raised on the Dambovita bank, not far from Unirii Square
  • it was built between 1589-1591 by the famous voivode Michael the Brave on the site of an old church, which had a strong defense wall around it and big princely houses used later as residence for some Phanariot rulers
  • it is consecrated to St. Nicholas
  • the façade is divided into two registers, decorated with arches and niches with saw like teeth, with rows of bricks alternating with other bricks put vertically
  • on the eastern side the belfry tower is preserved
  • in 1922 the church was given to the Knights of Mihai Viteazu (Michael the Brave)’s Order by Ferdinand I, King of Romania
  • it is one of Bucharest’s most representative monuments
Sitemap

Copyright ©2009 RomaniaExplorer.com

  Română Deutsch Français Magyar Español  
 

 

Don't miss

 

  • Romanian Athenaeum
Building with a rather special architecture , erected on the foundation of a riding school,  which explains its round silhouette - has been inaugurated in 1888.
More on Romanian Athenaeum...
 
  • Capşa House
More than a coffee lounge, more than a meeting place for artists , poets and politicians , more than a hotel, Casa Capşa has been for more than two centuries the symbol of Bucharest.
More on Capşa House...
 
The most spotted touristic destination in Romania, The Parliament's Palace attracts visitors  from all over the world wishing to witness all those superlatives that have brought this building in first three positions of the Guiness Book of Records
More on
Parliament's Palace...
 
Hosted by the building that has belonged for over a century to the royal family of Romania, the museum offers to the visitor alongside the valuable art collection of the royal family, important public collections, arranged in  rigurously defined categories : graphics, medieval art, decorative arts or oriental art. 
More on
The National Art Museum ...
 

Check the offers and save up to 60%

Booking online 

will help you save

up to 60% 

Pay at the hotel 

No booking tax 

Fast and secure

 

Hotels near monuments and museums

Hotels close to parks

Hotels close to airports

  

Where to sleep in Bucharest

 

Accomodation in Bucharest

Search flight

Departure:
Departure date:
Arrival:
Return date:
Adults

Advanced search