St. Nicholas Church – Our Russian Heritage

St. Nicholas Church Bucharest

Image by Alexandra Stefan

St. Nicholas Church – Our Russian Heritage

Diana Goanta photo

Diana from Bucharest

I love traveling, coffee, interior design. It’s really hard to get bored in Bu...

Read all articles

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.

💚 Like these Bucharest tips? You'll ❤ our iPhone / Android app!

Diana from Bucharest

Diana Goanta photo

I love traveling, coffee, interior design. It’s really hard to get bored in Bu...

Read all articles

Details about this spot

Categories

Address

Strada Ion Ghica 3, Bucharest

Opening Times

Open daily

Price

Free

Website

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