- Address: Calea Victoriei 45, București, Romania, Bucharest
- Phone: +40-214107116
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids
Kretzulescu Church - Review
This eastern orthodox church was built in central Bucharest in the Brancovenesc style. Completed in September 1722, the church has needed repairing multiple times. The 1838 earthquake destroyed the church tower, which was rebuilt in the 1850s in neo-classical style. The interior frescoes date from 1860, while the exterior ones are from the original construction of the church. In 1935, the church was given a brick facade. Check out the bust of Corneliu Coposu next to the church. Architecturally, the cross-shaped church is irreplaceable as one of the few surviving buildings in the city that are authentically Romanian.
Kretzulescu Church Hours
- Recommended time to visit this place: 9am-3pm
- Recommended times have been given based on general church timings for Bucharest. Please confirm times with the attraction before your visit.
How To reach Kretzulescu Church by Public Transport
- Sala Palatului, stirbei Voda - 178;
- Luterana - 126, 368; Bd. N. Balcescu - 122, 268, 300, 368
- Gradina Cismigiu, Universitate - 122, 137, 336, 601
- By Tram/trolleybus: Gradina Cismigiu, Universitate - 61, 66, 69, 70, 85, 90, 91, 92
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Things to Know Before Visiting Kretzulescu Church
5.97% of people who visit Bucharest include Kretzulescu Church in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
35.14% of people start their Kretzulescu Church visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Kretzulescu Church
91.97% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kretzulescu Church
Kretzulescu Church Trips
Kretzulescu Church, Bucharest Reviews
One of the most beautiful and enlighten church in Bucharest! Unfortunately, they didn't allow me to make pictures inside, is forbidden - I really don't understand why if you don't use the powerful of the blitz/flash! Even so, I gave them five stars, it's a very peaceful place with an incredible painting and and absolutely awesome iconography, look at the pictures, you'll discover why! Also, pay attention to one of my photos - you may see there a historical document about this church translated in English!
This church was commissioned in 1720-1722 by the Wallachian boyar Iordache Kretzulescu and his wife Safta (who was the daughter of prince Constantin Brancoveanu). It is one of the notable monuments in Bucharest from the Wallachian Renaissance. The interior is not as impressive as that of other beautiful old churches in Bucharest, but the outer architecture is definitely worth looking at. Moreover the Kretzulescu Church is located on Calea Victorei, next to the Royal Palace of Bucharest, which is now the National Museum of Art of Romania. So this whole area is a must see. It's interesting that originally the facade was painted, but during a restoration in 1935 the whole exterior was stripped to bricks. Since then the church has undergone several more renovations mainly due to damages after two earthquakes (in 1940 and in 1977) and after the fall of the dictatorship in 1989.
You can find much more interesting places in Bucharest.
Overwhelming medieval atmosphere inside. Worth visiting, but with a bit of precautions because of the beggars outside.
Very nice church