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The Patriarchate Church is the epicenter of the Romanian Orthodox church, a place that gathers thousands of people when there is a major holiday and that overlooks the city from a hill next to Unirea Square; well, actually it tries to do so, as they raised two tall concrete buildings to the sides of the hill, so as to relatively fence off the church from Unirea Square. The main church was built in 1654-1665, as the Orthodox metropolitan headquarters of the Orthodox Church had moved in the city since 1661. The restorations in 1839 and 1962 gave the church the actual looks. Since 1922 the church became the headquarters of the Romanian Patriarchy. Next to the church there was raised the palace of the mitropolites, accomplished in 1708 and expanded during the time of Mitropolite Nifon (1850-1875); today the palace hosts the Patriarchy and its chancellery. Next to the church and its palace there is the neo Dorian building of the Patriarchate Palace (1907), which hosted the Senate before it moved to the Palace of the Parliament.

Address: 1 Dealul Mitropoliei Street
Directions: From Unirea Square go straight up the hill to the church.
Website: http://www.patriarhia.ro/

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  • Written Jan 2, 2008
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