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Biserica Sf. Nicolae

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Address: Strada Ion Ghica 9 | Sector 3, Bucharest, Romania
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+40 21 314 6450

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YOu can't see it from far away, there are buildings around it. This Russian ortodox Cathedral was recently renovated, it is a little different from the other ortodox churches in... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2016
Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 7 May 2016

YOu can't see it from far away, there are buildings around it. This Russian ortodox Cathedral was recently renovated, it is a little different from the other ortodox churches in the city.

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Calabasas, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

One of a few (IMHO) Russian Orthodox churches in Bucharest. It was hard to find being tucked into a corner between the Soviet-style apartment buildings. The church has district shiny yellow cupolas, but most of them were covered for renovation. Many people had gathered in the small church, given the approaching Orthodox Easter.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

It's undergoing some refurbishment as of April 2016, but you can still see the beautiful domes and walk inside, which I would recommend doing. The art inside is a little different than other churches in the area with some art deco influence as well as Byzantine.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Smaller, interesting and curious for a non orthodox. But you can find much better enigmatic orthodox church more enigmatic and spirituallaty

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Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

This unique church is hidden from the major attraction in Bucharest. Apparently, it is under refurbishment when I was around

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Nice church filled with history. It is restored and looks good. Seems to be a bit russian . Can recommend

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

They are renovating the exterior now, and they recently did the interior, with a beautiful result. And like all churches in B: free!

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

beautiful building, now is in renovation process. russian style, orthodox, nice to see in the University Square, I go there and enter also if I have time

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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 29 August 2015

Beautiful Russian Church, with an interesting hallway at the beginning which then leads to the nave and the iconostasis. In a dark setting, the golden iconostasis glimmers and is a cool spot to look at an old church that was built by the instructions of the Russian ambassador 100 years ago.

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Tortona, Italy
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

I tried repeatedly to visit it but I always found it closed and moreover, the time spent in Bucharest the church was almost completely covered by scaffolding all the way up, it was hard to see the church on its beauty but I could catch a glimpse of the beautiful domes, a Church very different from the others, I saw... More 

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