Located near the University, the Russian Church was built in 1905-1909 at the behest of Tsar Nicholas. The church has a square plan, the entrance is on the northwest corner, towards the street, so that the altar, semicircular, is oriented to the east. The facades inspired by Russian and Georgian examples, made with apparent yellow-pink brick, are richly ornamented, with ceramic friezes, mosaics under the arches and stone-carved decorations. […]
The small church who is on the same hill as the Negru Vodă Monastery, dedicated to Saints Athanasius and Cyril of Alexandria, is perhaps the oldest church in the capital of Romania. Today, the church serves the parish in the area, carrying out a rich spiritual activity. […]
The Yeshua Tova Synagogue, which was built in 1840 in Moorish style, is the first synagogue built in Bucharest. Services are still held here.
The Great Synagogue in Bucharest was buit between 1845 and 1846 by the community of Ashkenazi Jews from Poland. It is called the Great Synagogue because it was for a long time the largest synagogue in Bucharest. […]
The History Museum of Romanian Jews was buit in 1836 by the tailors’ guild, and in 1910 it was completely restored. Since 1978, it has become a museum, on the initiative of Chief Rabbi Moses Rosen. […]
The Choral Temple was buit between 1864 and 1866, and was then renovated several times, is the largest Mosaic place of worship in Bucharest and certainly one of the most beautiful synagogues in the whole world. […]
The National History Museum of Romania, inaugurated in 1972, is one of the reprezentative institutions of Romanian culture. The museum is housed in a historic building-monument, formerly known as the Palace Post Office, located in the old Historical Center of Bucharest. The building was buit between 1894-1899, based on plans of the architect Alexandru Săvulescu (1847-1902), having as a source of inspiration Palace of the Federal Posts in Geneva. […]
The National Art Museum of Romania was established in 1948, the year in which the buiding of the former royal palace on Calea Victoriei in Bucharest, heavily damaged by the bombings of 1944, was put to use. From the beginning, the museum had an encyclopedic character, grouping various collections of Romanian, European and Oriental art. It is the keeper of the most reprezentative Romanian medieval and modern art heritage, an indispensable tool for the knowledge of Romanian visual culture. […]
Up until the 19th century, the people of Bucharest buried their dead in their churchyards, but there were also cemeteries outside the city, mainly for paupers. In 1850, it was decided to create new cemeteries, one of which was to be sited on Șerban Vodă Lane, where Baron Barbu Bellu (1825-1900), the Minister of Religions and Justice, owned a large garden, which he donated to the Town Council.