Dating back to the 16th century, the Church of Saint Apostles Peter and Paul is one of the oldest places of worship in Bucharest. It was formerly known as the Tanovoului Monastery, as the Monastery of Saint Apostles and then under the name of the Archimandrite Monastery. The original structure was made of wood, such as it is acknowledged by an inscription which dates back to 1715. It was Prince Matei Basarab who ordered the construction of a stone edifice in 1636. The 17th century structure is still visible today and, along with a steeple of the same age, it stands as one of the oldest elements of the nowadays Church of Saint Apostles Peter and Paul.

While entering the church, visitors can admire a range of paintings, portraits, in fact, of all the people who have contributed, one way or another, to the building, restoration and preservation of the edifice, starting with Ştefan Cantacuzino and ending with Mihail Cantacuzin.

The age of the church is reflected by the style of the interior paintings and decorations, but, unfortunately, by the poor state of the artistic patrimony too. Without being a derelict edifice, the church is a less visible tourist sight, despite its huge potential.

Name:
Church of Saint Apostles Peter and Paul (Biserica Sfinţii Apostoli Petru şi Pavel)
Address:
33 A, Strada Sfinţii Apostoli, Bucharest, Romania

33 A, Strada Sfinţii Apostoli, Bucharest, Romania

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