Romania is an Orthodox Christian country. Many Romanian’s place a high value on religion. Here is a short list of churches you must visit in Bucharest.
Biserica Curtea Veche is the oldest church in Bucharest. It was founded between 1545 to 1554 by the ruler Mircea Ciobanul during his first reign. The building is located in Centrul Vechi ( the old town) of Bucharest where the former Old Court served for two centuries. Biserica Curtea Veche was the place of coronation of rulers of Romanian.
Franceza Street, No. 33
Biserica Stavropoleos is is built in the Brancovenesc architectural style, in Centrul Vechi ( the Old Town) of Bucharest. Stavropoleos name is the Greek form of the word Stauropolis, which means “City of the Cross.” Stavropoleos Monastery is included in the list of historical monuments in Romania. It was built in 1724 during the reign of Nicholas Mavrocordat (ruler of Romanian, 1719-1730).
Nowadays, the only thing left is the Church which became a Monastery.
Stavropoleos Street, No. 4
Catedrala Patriarhala (Patriarchal Cathedral ) of Bucharest is located on the Patriarchate Hill, in Unirii neighborhood. It was founded by Prince Constantin Serban and his wife, between 1654-1658. It is dedicated to Saints Constantine and Helen. After World War it was transformed into a Patriarchate (1925). The Patriarchal Cathedral is included in the list of historical monuments of Romania.
Aleea Dealul Mitropoliei, No.21
Biserica Anglicana (Church of England) it is located in Parcul Gradina Icoanei. It is a historic church, separated from Rome during the Protestant Reformation in England rupture King Henry VIII by the Pope of Rome.T he red brick church was constructed in 1922 in a Victorian Gothic style.
Alexandru D. Xenopol Street, No. 2A
Biserica Italiana (The Italian Church) is located downtown Bucharest, on Magheru Boulevard. It draws the attention because of the solemn architecture and the beautiful paintings inside. It was designed by the architects Mario Stoppa and Giuseppe Tiraboschi who have designed the Italian Church in Bucharest after the one in Santa Maria delle Grazzie Milan, built in the old Lombard style.
B.dul. Nicolae Bălcescu, No. 28
Biserica Kretzulescu (Kretzulescu Church) is located on Calea Victoriei, on one of the corners of Revolution Square, next to the former Royal Palace. It was built in the Brâncovenesc style. The church was commissioned in 1720–1722 by the boyar Iordache Cretulescu and his wife Safta, a daughter of prince Constantin Brâncoveanu. Originally, the exterior was painted, but since the restoration work done in 1935–1936, the facade is made of brick. The frescoes on the porch date from the original structure, while the interior frescoes were painted by Gheorghe Tattarescu in 1859–1860.
Calea Victoriei, No.45