We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Patriarchal Cathedral

Str Dealul Mitropoliei Piata Unirii, Bucharest, Romania
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$73.03*
and up
Bucharest Full Day City Tour
More Info
US$76.68*
and up
Private Full Day Tour of Bucharest
More Info
US$133.88*
and up
Panoramic Private Tour of Bucharest with a Vintage Car
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Str Dealul Mitropoliei Piata Unirii, Bucharest, Romania
Write a Review
Reviews (309)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 128 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

place is nicely located and generally quite quiet, event when people visit. it's not what you would expect from such a cathedral, as it looks more like a regular church. still, worth the visit

Thank Maria C
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I visited there was a service underway so it was not possible to see much, but the inside looked very ornate and worth a return at a quieter time.

Thank JoeSeg
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautifully restored cathedral sits within the Lipscani district and is easy to walk to. Be sure to visit the interior as the alter and iconography is exquisite. when facing the alter turn around and look up to the intricately carved balcony when the choir...More

Thank edavic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yet another gorgeously amazing church building in the heart of the city. Gorgeous decorations inside and out. The inside is just ablaze with gold leaf The mosaics on the outside are stunningly beautiful and just gleam in the sunlight. You've got to see this.

Thank Penelope_the_Duck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the head office of the Romanian Orthodox Church, including the head office itself, a church with a 350 years history and a palace erased to the beginning of the 20th century the palace has a great importance for Romanians, a lot of relevant historical moments...More

Thank PopisteanuG
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This is one of the churches to visit in Bucharest, not many tourist around, very few actually. Mostly local women and monks, amazing paintings and icons, loved how peaceful is this place.

Thank VoyagerPato2014
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

This large church sits atop a big hill. It is decorated much like all of the Orthodox churches in the city, with painted walls and ceilings and gold detailing. There is a container of drinking water outside, which is nice and unusual. Worthwhile to visit.

Thank Inbal R
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Interedting place to visit inthe heart of Bucharest. The most meaningful religious site of the Christian Orthodox religion in Roumania. Impressive gold altar and wall paintings.

Thank TzviaO
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Bell Tower, Chapel, Patriarchal Cathedral and Patriarchal Palace can be visited on the Patriarchy Hill. The Patriarchal Palace can be visited for free from monday to friday beetween 9 and 16 but you need to book in advance.

2  Thank Mario B
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Lovely church like them all, the interior is stunning, The structure was begun in 1654 and completed in 1658 under the orders of the Wallachian prince, Serban Basarb. The facade is in the Brâncovenesc style.All of the original frescoes and sculptures were destroyed, except for...More

Thank david s
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Hanu' Berarilor Casa Oprea Soare
378 reviews
.49 km away
Social 1
131 reviews
.49 km away
Hanu' Berarilor Casa Elena Lupescu
335 reviews
.49 km away
Haute Pepper
27 reviews
.43 km away
Nearby Attractions
Unirii Square
426 reviews
.48 km away
Antim Monastery
34 reviews
.40 km away
Lady Balasa Church
35 reviews
.45 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Patriarchal Cathedral staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit