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Bulevardul Ion C. Bratianu 4, Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

Completed in 1698, the church along with the lovely hospital building at its side are all that remains of a much larger complex funded by Mihai Cantacuzino. It has a mixture of styles with Moorish arches on the porch and impressive Byzantine columns inside. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ian C
Reviewed 15 April 2018

The interior is richly ornamented. With a wonderful iconastasis, radiant dome with frescoes and lovely stonework, it is admirable. The walls are lavishly decorated with biblical and holy scenes. It was founded by Mihai Cantacuzino, also repsonsible for the hospital adjacent. Completion time was around...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Mihai Cantacuzino, a military leader and well-konw Romanian politician established a monastery in the late `7th century and in the early 1700s, the Coltea hospital. A few years before the hospital opened its doors, the current Coltea church was built in place of a much...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Walking past from the outside you could just walk past it as a derelict building. No real signage and building needs some TLC. On going inside this small church has great architecture. It is over 370 years old and should de sold more from the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Colțea church was built in 1702 - same time as Colțea Hospital, which is spreading its wings aside of the church.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

While this IS a 300 year-old church and its crumbling state is understandable, more should've been done to light it better in the evening, as it almost seems like a deserted building.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank TheShis
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Biserica Coltea is one of several small churches that are either in or very close to Old Town. If you are walking through the area, then I would stop by to peek inside, but I wouldn't go out if my way to visit.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank County-Hunter
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Even if you do not want to visit (many) churches at Bucarest, do not miss this one! good location, lots of interesting sights around.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank carolineenwillem
Reviewed 25 July 2016

It worth to visit this church built in 1695-1698 by constable Mihai Cantacuzino. This church is in the middle of the town, next to Coltea Hospital.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank mishu1964
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

A small church situated on a busy road near the hospital. It has some nice Paintings and the architecture is nice as with most of the churches in Bucharest. Worth a look if you are passing but not worth going out of your way to...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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