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An ancient little church

Bucur church is situated on a hill, close to Radu Voda Monastery. The legend said that here first... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Gabriel A
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Ploiesti, Romania
A treasure

of the history of a beautiful country at the crossroads between east and west. Great to visit in... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2016
Mihaela P
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Bucur church is situated on a hill, close to Radu Voda Monastery. The legend said that here first it was a wooden church built by Bucur the Shepard, the man who founded Bucharest city. Then, here it was built the actual church in 1416 by...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

there is a legend which claims that the church was built by the shepherd Bucur, whose name is also associated with the name of the city of Bucharest....but this is only an urban legend, the church has been built most probably in the 17th century...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2016

of the history of a beautiful country at the crossroads between east and west. Great to visit in summer.

1  Thank Mihaela P
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Just opposite to Radu Voda Monastery. You miss a lot if you do not climb the stairs to this church after visiting the monastery. The church is connected to Bucur the shepherd's legend, i.e. the foundation of Bucharest. It looks like a Romanian peasant home,...More

1  Thank Mircea1958
Reviewed 2 October 2015

One of the oldest churches in Bucharest, and in my opinion one of the most authentic of all. It is not the biggest, or the brightest church, it is very simple – white plaster, wood, no mural painting, but the atmosphere is genuine. They have...More

Thank Alexandru R
Reviewed 12 September 2015

The oldest church in Bucharest, still mesmerizes visitors, even after 550 years of service. Their collection of icons painted on the back of a glass pane is impressive.

Thank Dimitri L
Reviewed 10 September 2015

When we scheduled to visit this tiny church on the hill, across from Radu Voda Monastery, little did we know that this was the first church that had been built in Bucarest. It was delightful to walk in, it was very small, but well cared...More

Thank Pauline J
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Simple, mild, small church a few meters above the Dambovita level with a lot of paintings and religious christian processions

Thank cezarpart
Reviewed 9 May 2015

One of the tiniest churches I've ever seen,but very nice.It looks like a gingerbread little house from the fairytales.The interior walls are decorated with a lot of icons painted on wood.In front of the church is a little porch with red geraniums,making you feel like...More

Thank zuv
Reviewed 12 March 2015

The Bucur (the Sheperd) Church is located right across the street from The Radu Voda Monastery and is named after the mythical founder of Bucharest. There is not so much to see inside, just some old icons, due to the small area, but from outisde...More

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