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The actual church of Radu Voda Monastery was consecrated between 1568 - 1577, and it was founded by the ruler Alexandru 2nd Mircea.
The monastery is situated in Bucharest, near Piata Unirii (Unirea Square), and it's inhabited by monks, even today.
The monastery is historical...More
Beside the fact that is always crowded, this (almost) downtown beautiful monastery boasts the relics of the Saint Nectarie; resembles the one in Curtea de Argeș; religious song are played in the courtyard at an unmached sound quality; lots of history surround the place;
if the walls could tell stories, for sure they would have what to tell
400 years of history, starting with a tough period of robberies, fights between locals, or locals and Ottomans and Tatars, etc
somehow, the monastery managed to pass through all those years,...More
The detail is out of this world. It was founded in the 16th Century and it stands timeless. There were a lot of devoted people praying so we tried to stay out of the way.
One must go inside to see even more beauty. See...More
I agree with all the positive things that other reviewers have written but I want to add something about the Roman remains that we were permitted to see today. A kind man opened a gate opposite the church entrance and in a lovely landscaped garden...More
Just slightly off the main tourist part in what feels like the newer part of Bucharest - but still very close to everything else - the monastery is a must see for any visitor to Bucharest. Unlike most of the churches in the city, this...More
Stunningly beautiful building, with amazingly detailed frescos inside, and decorating the bell tower outside. The noise of the nearby roads and city faded to nothing, and there was a real sense of peace inside the church. If you need somewhere to come and reflect, or...More