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Transylvania and Dracula's Castle Full Day Tour from Bucharest

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No visit to Romania would be complete without ticking off Transylvania, where ancient castles are set against backdrops of dramatic rolling hills. See the best of the region without having to worry about car hire or navigation on a day trip from Bucharest, which offers a great introduction to local history for first-time visitors.
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Octavian Exigent wrote a review Aug. 2020
Bucharest, Romania8 contributions1 helpful vote
Do we love history!? Because whenever you come here you'll get a straight lesson about the Orthodoxie, the Greek regional influence and the remainings of the day... to paraphrase the movie. You'll get a clear idea about the expansion of a city and another clear picture about the decline of a regional power. If lucky you'll understand the raise of national Orthodox churches. Really relevant for the Balkans history. Do not hesitate to ask for details. By the way, I do have a grand grand father arrived in Romania from Greece, specifically from Ioaninna. Does it sound credible!?
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Date of experience: July 2020
llinia wrote a review Jul. 2020
Erpe-Mere, Belgium194 contributions70 helpful votes
Nice small church in the historic center of the town. You don’t have to pay but dress modest. No pictures with flash.
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Date of experience: July 2020
3 Helpful votes
JNYCwriter wrote a review May 2020
New York City, New York6,312 contributions287 helpful votes
Small and quiet, there is some interesting artwork inside. Each wall has different artwork to admire so it is essential you arrive when the monastery is open. Outside the building is worth admiring from an architectural view. This is located in the Old Town and is easy to walk to and I found it to be very enjoyable stop.
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Date of experience: March 2020
1 Helpful vote
Carol A S wrote a review Apr. 2020
Marietta, Georgia4,206 contributions776 helpful votes
Stavropoleos Orthodox Monastery is in the heart of the Old Town, flanked by tall buildings. It was built in 1724, during the reign of Nicholas Mavrocordatos (Prince of Wallachia, 1719-1730). Its graceful, intricately-decorated exterior combines local elements with Italian and Byzantine influences, and is one of the finest examples of ‘Brancovenesc’ architectural style. The church is dedicated to St. Archangels Michael and Gabriel. Like many monasteries at the time, Stavropoleos had an inn within its complex, which generated revenue for the monastery. The inn and the monastery's annexes were demolished at the end of 19th century, so now all that remains if the church and library. A small interior court contains ecclesiastic fragments and old funeral stones. The church interior is small, but beautifully decorated with wall and ceiling frescoes. The monastery has an interest in Byzantine music, sponsoring a superb choir and housing the largest collection of Byzantine music books in Romania. Church hours are irregular, but it is generally open between 9am and 6pm with no entry fee, although a donation is greatly appreciated.
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Date of experience: September 2019
4 Helpful votes
Tom M. wrote a review Mar. 2020
Orange County, California155 contributions68 helpful votes
The Stavropoleos Monastery is a charming little monastery located in the Old Town of Bucharest. If you take the Walkabout Free Tour you will pass by this little monastery if you cannot find it on your own. It's small in size, but very beautiful. I love the look of it even more during the evening when it is lit up.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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