The Bucur Church (Biserica Bucur) is the oldest church in the city. According to a legend, the church was build in the 15th century by the farmer Bucur, the founder of Bucharest. According to other sources, the church was built in 1416 by Mircea the Elder.
Originally, the church was on the same hill as the Radu Vodă Monastery, which is located near the old church. In the 18th century the hill was divided into two parts. Today, the Bucur Church is located on the hill which is nearer the river Dâmbovița.
Researches from the last century made it clear that the church was not actually built in the 15th century, but a full two centuries later.
Between 1909 and 1910, the church was renovated and modified on the outside by the Romanian architect George Sterian.
The church is quite small, but it’s a traditional Romanian church. You can find many traditional elements of architecture, such as the verandah at the entrance, typical for farmhouses in Romania.