Kretzulescu Church (Romanian: Biserica Kretzulescu or Crețulescu) is an Eastern Orthodox church in central Bucharest, Romania. Built in the Brâncovenesc style, it is located on Calea Victoriei, nr. 45A, at one of the corners of Revolution Square, next to the former Royal Palace.
The church was commissioned in 1720–1722 by the boyar Iordache Crețulescu and his wife Safta, a daughter of prince Constantin Brâncoveanu. Originally, the exterior was painted, but since the restoration work done in 1935–1936 (under the supervision of architect Ștefan Balș), the facade is made of brick. The frescoes on the porch date from the original structure, while the interior frescoes were painted by Gheorghe Tattarescu in 1859–1860.
Antonio Daniel | Jan 30, 2018
Overwhelming medieval atmosphere inside. Worth visiting, but with a bit of precautions because of the beggars outside.
Irina Moinescu | Aug 12, 2017
Beautiful piece of architecture. The park is also neat, clean and worth a visit.
nicu moraru | Dec 27, 2017
Beautiful church, one the assets of the place
Gyan Fernando | Jul 5, 2016
Close to the main square is this well preserved church believed to be the oldest in Bucharest. Even if you are not interested in Churches it is worth a visit. The architectural style is rather unusual. It is close to the main square and is easy to find.
Exclusively For Him | Aug 14, 2017
Beautiful piece of architecture. Rude priest .
Georgio Geo | Mar 30, 2018
A red church pops out amidst the regular colorless buildings around worth a small visit..
Teodora Doncheva | Jun 20, 2018
This church was commissioned in 1720-1722 by the Wallachian boyar Iordache Kretzulescu and his wife Safta (who was the daughter of prince Constantin Brancoveanu). It is one of the notable monuments in Bucharest from the Wallachian Renaissance. The interior is not as impressive as that of other beautiful old churches in Bucharest, but the outer architecture is definitely worth looking at. Moreover the Kretzulescu Church is located on Calea Victorei, next to the Royal Palace of Bucharest, which is now the National Museum of Art of Romania. So this whole area is a must see. It's interesting that originally the facade was painted, but during a restoration in 1935 the whole exterior was stripped to bricks. Since then the church has undergone several more renovations mainly due to damages after two earthquakes (in 1940 and in 1977) and after the fall of the dictatorship in 1989.
Dada Vfc | Aug 9, 2018
One of the most beautiful and enlighten church in Bucharest! Unfortunately, they didn't allow me to make pictures inside, is forbidden - I really don't understand why if you don't use the powerful of the blitz/flash! Even so, I gave them five stars, it's a very peaceful place with an incredible painting and and absolutely awesome iconography, look at the pictures, you'll discover why! Also, pay attention to one of my photos - you may see there a historical document about this church translated in English!
Oksana Yanyshyn | Aug 9, 2018
Very nice church
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