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Bulevardul Ion C. Bratianu 4, Bucharest, Romania
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Extremely central, located in one of the busiest and crowded streets of the city, the church is small, free entry and I have to be honest but I think it is one of the most beautiful Orthodox church in town, despite the small size, I...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 22 June 2016

This is a tiny church, located next to the impressive Coltea hospital. While its interiors are not that amazing, the fact that it has survived for over 3 centuries in this condition is impressive enough. Worth a 1-minute peek inside.

1  Thank TheShis
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

Completed in 1698, the church along with the lovely hospital building at its side are all that remains of a much larger complex funded by Mihai Cantacuzino. It has a mixture of styles with Moorish arches on the porch and impressive Byzantine columns inside. The...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 15 April 2018

The interior is richly ornamented. With a wonderful iconastasis, radiant dome with frescoes and lovely stonework, it is admirable. The walls are lavishly decorated with biblical and holy scenes. It was founded by Mihai Cantacuzino, also repsonsible for the hospital adjacent. Completion time was around...More

1  Thank permia
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Mihai Cantacuzino, a military leader and well-konw Romanian politician established a monastery in the late `7th century and in the early 1700s, the Coltea hospital. A few years before the hospital opened its doors, the current Coltea church was built in place of a much...More

Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Walking past from the outside you could just walk past it as a derelict building. No real signage and building needs some TLC. On going inside this small church has great architecture. It is over 370 years old and should de sold more from the...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Colțea church was built in 1702 - same time as Colțea Hospital, which is spreading its wings aside of the church.

Thank yegorb306
Reviewed 4 September 2017

While this IS a 300 year-old church and its crumbling state is understandable, more should've been done to light it better in the evening, as it almost seems like a deserted building.

Thank TheShis
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Biserica Coltea is one of several small churches that are either in or very close to Old Town. If you are walking through the area, then I would stop by to peek inside, but I wouldn't go out if my way to visit.

Thank County-Hunter
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Even if you do not want to visit (many) churches at Bucarest, do not miss this one! good location, lots of interesting sights around.

Thank carolineenwillem
Reviewed 25 July 2016

It worth to visit this church built in 1695-1698 by constable Mihai Cantacuzino. This church is in the middle of the town, next to Coltea Hospital.

Thank mishu1964
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

A small church situated on a busy road near the hospital. It has some nice Paintings and the architecture is nice as with most of the churches in Bucharest. Worth a look if you are passing but not worth going out of your way to...More

Thank Kelly W
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