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  • Address: Strada Dealul Mitropoliei, Bucharest, Bucharest Municipality 40163, Romania

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Patriarchal Cathedral Tours

Also known as the Metropolitan Church, Bucharest’s main Orthodox place of worship is dedicated to Saints Constantine and Helen and sits atop Mitropoliei, one of the few hills in the city center. It was designed by an unknown architect as a copy of the Curtea de Arges monastery in the university city of Pitesti and consecrated in 1658; it has three dumpy spires, a bulbous apse and Byzantine-style gilded paintings of the saints adorning its exterior. Although the cathedral was largely restored to its original form in the early 1960s, four major upgrades have been made over the centuries, particularly to its gold-encrusted interior, where frescoes have been added as recently as 1935. The first Romanian-language bible was printed here in 1688 and the cathedral holds the most valuable collection of icons in Romania. 

Next to the cathedral is a squat bell tower built in 1698 and opposite is the Patriarchal Palace, which has been the official residence of the head of the Romanian Orthodox church since 1708; it is closed to the public but enjoyed a moment in the spotlight when it became the temporary seat of Parliament following the revolution in 1989. Close by is the Neo-classical Palace of the Chamber of Deputies, built in 1907.

Practical Info

Practical information: Strada Dealul Mitropoliei. Open daily 7am–8pm. Free admission. Take the metro to Piata Unirii.

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Bucharest Full Day City Tour, Bucharest, null
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Bucharest Full Day City Tour

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Enjoy a full day tour of sightseeing in Bucharest specifically designed for those who are just passing through and want to get the most out of what Bucharest ...  Read more

Location: Bucharest, Romania
Duration: Flexible

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Private Full Day Tour of Bucharest, Bucharest, Walking Tours
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Private Full Day Tour of Bucharest

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Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Half Day Tour in Bucharest, Bucharest, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Half Day Tour in Bucharest

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Location: Bucharest, Romania
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Panoramic City Tour of Bucharest, Bucharest, City Tours
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Panoramic City Tour of Bucharest

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This two-hour panoramic City tour of Bucharest is the ideal way to get a great overview of the city and admire the best sights in a city that is constantly ...  Read more

Location: Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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6 Hour Bucharest City Tour, Bucharest, City Tours
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6 Hour Bucharest City Tour

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Embark on the Bucharest City Tour and discover why this elegant city has earned it's nickname of "Little Paris" or "Paris of the East".

Location: Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.17
Private Sightseeing Tour of Bucharest, Bucharest, City Tours
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Private Sightseeing Tour of Bucharest

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Get to know Bucharest, Romania’s beautiful capital city, during an exciting 4-hour private tour! Located at the meeting point of the Orient and the Occident, ...  Read more

Location: Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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