Bucur Church

Built in the 15th century

Bucur ChurchThe 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.

The Bucur Church in the 18th century
The Bucur Church in the 18th century

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.

The Bucur Church in 1900
The Bucur Church in 1900

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.

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  1. An oasis of tradition

    In the middle of a neighborhood of Bucharest, which was heavily built during socialism, you will find the Bucur Church, probably the oldest church in Bucharest. Here you can discover the old Romanian culture. The Bucur Church is probably the only church in the city that look like the churches in the countryside.

    The church is one of the main attractions in Bucharest, it absolutely has to be seen!

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