The tiny but remarkable Stavropoleos Church was built in 1724,
designed by a Wallachian prince renowned for his religious
architectural accomplishments, and is one of the oldest churches in
Bucharest. Built using a combination of Romanian and Byzantine
architecture it has a beautiful façade and a delicately carved
columned entrance. Surrounded by a peaceful garden, it is an
architectural jewel, with beautiful frescoes and religious icons.
Attached to the church is Stravropoleos Monastery. The Monastery
specialises in Byzantine music and has an impressive choir and
Romania's largest collection of Byzantine music books. The
monastery's library contains more than 8,000 books including a
significant number of old manuscripts and printed works.
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