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Brașov, Saint Nicholas church

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45,63565 N, 25,58162 E

The building of the church in the Bolgárszeg suburb started in 1495 with the support of Vlad Călugăru, ruler of Muntenia. It was built on the place of an older church from 1292. The Orthodox Church and the adjecent school were the main intellectual and cultural support of the Romanians. It had an influence an all teritories inhabited by Romanians. Especially deacon Coresi's work, who printed the first ecclesiastical books in Romanian.

The monarchs of the time also played a major role in adonrning and expanding the church, by offering money, gold and silver objects, ikons, and ceremonial objects. Even the Russian empress, Elisabeta Petrovna, donated to the church. The XVIII century restoration works highly affected the original Gothic look of the church giving a Baroque style to the building. The frescos made then are still preserved today. The church cemetery is the resting place of such well-known people as Dicolae Titulescu, the famous diplomat, dr. Aurel Popovici, the great politician of his time, Vasile Saftu, the poet, and many others.

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Open hours: 9.00 - 17.00

Contact: 0040-268-511-411

You can speak with us in: Romanian, German, French

May 2013

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