St. Nicholas Church Bucharest

Image by Alexandra Stefan

St. Nicholas Church – Our Russian Heritage

If you are around the University Square and heading into the Old Town you cannot miss the St Nicholas Church, or the Russian Church – as most of the inhabitants of Bucharest call it. It is one of the last creations in the Russian religious architecture style of the 20th century and I think it’s one of the most beautiful churches in the city.

Of course, there are a lot of Orthodox churches in town, as the majority of Romanians are Orthodox Christians, but this one is unique because of its architecture: it has seven typically Russian onion domes, which were initially covered in gold, something unusual in Romania. St. Nicolas Church was built between 1905 – 1909 with a 600,000 gold ruble donation from the Court of Emperor Nicholas II, hence its name. The wooden, gold-gilded iconostasis is actually a copy of the altar in Arkhangelsk Cathedral in Moscow’s Kremlin.

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Strada Ion Ghica 3, Bucharest

Opening Times

Open daily




Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)