Russian Art Nouveau
Biserica Rusa - Saint Nicholas Church 10
Why locals love it
Built at the end of the XIXth century, Saint Nicholas Church was originally meant for the Russian community living in Bucharest. It was funded by the last Russian tsar, Nicholas II and designed by a V. A. Preobrazhensky. It currently serves as a chapel for the University of Bucharest, being also known as the Students’ Church.
Why you should visit it
Its architecture is a unique combination of Russian traditional religious architecture and Art Nouveau. The structure is set in brick and stone, and the seven onion-shaped domes were once gilded. The interior mural paintings are extremely delicate and ethereal.
Walk around the church to admire the Art Nouveau round ceramic plates representing angels and seraphs.