Stavropoleos Monastery, Bucharest

Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
  • Address: Strada Stavropoleos 4, București, Romania, Bucharest
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +40-213134747
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Monastery
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About Stavropoleos Monastery, Bucharest

This Eastern Orthodox monastery for nuns, built in Brancovenesc style, was constructed in 1724 by archimandrite Ioanichie Stratonikeas. The monastery was built around the simple inn, which eventually gained great prestige as a place of prayer. Unfortunately much of the monastery was demolished first in the 19th century earthquake, and then from sheer disrepair.  All that remains of it now are the church and the library, but these are treasures enough. During your visit make sure to check out:

  • The restored painted dome
  • Religious artefacts and icons preserved from communist demolition of other churches, including the famous Tree of Life icon
  • The beautiful frescoes
  • The irreplaceable library collection of theology, byzantine music, arts and history.

Try and visit the church during times of musical service, which is conducted in neo-Byzantine tradition. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Bucharest itinerary 1 day.

Stavropoleos Monastery Opening and Closing Hours

  • Opening hours given are based on times of prayer. Actual visiting hours may be different. Contact the attraction before your visit.

How To reach Stavropoleos Monastery by Public Transport

By Bus

  • 61, 66, 69, 70, 85, 90, 91, 336, 610 stop Universitate
  • 104, 123, 124, 385, N110, N115 stop Autogara Double T

By Metro: M2 line stop Universitate or Piața Unirii 2

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Stavropoleos Monastery, Bucharest Reviews

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  • Good hotel, but the lights don't work sometimes and the orange juice at breakfast could be better.

  • Restaurant staff was INCREDIBLY rude, without any reason or provocation. Ive never been treated so terribly in a restaurant.

  • Nice hotel near to center (10 minutes by walk).

  • The service of the hotel is unkind and extremely rude. First time in my life I had to pay for the towels (over 100 RON) that according to the service were not possible to be cleaned, which obviously was untrue. While we were discussing the issue with the personnel, the cleaning lady came from the dormitory to show us, the faint stains that she said she was not able to clean from the towels. She did this in front of all the stuff that has gathered to watch this humiliating "show". I cannot imagine what happens if a woman gets her menstruation and leaves some blood on the bed sheet, do they actually do the same and show the blood stains to her and ask her to pay for a new bed sheet? It is totally ridiculous and I strongly recommend you to avoid this place !!!

  • Quiet and staff were very polite and helpful

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