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The church was built at the beginning of the 18th century by Priest Neagu Darvas, being repaired and restored many times ever since. Its name is due to the fact that its walls were always painted in white. In 1873 Gheorghe Tattarescu painted its interiors. The iconostasis is remarkable; it was brought here from Episcopiei Church that used to exist on the actual site of the Romanian Athenaeum. It was carved in wood in Venice, at the request of Mihail Cantacuzino.

Address: On Calea Victoriei, opposite the Radisson Sas

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