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Russian Art Nouveau

Biserica Rusa - Saint Nicholas Church

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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.

Special tip

Walk around the church to admire the Art Nouveau round ceramic plates representing angels and seraphs.

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