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January 28, 2012

Coltea Church, Bucharest

In the heart of Bucharest, next to the University Square and opposite the Sutu Palace, stands one of the most beautiful churches in Bucharest, Coltea Church, part of the Coltea Settlements, one of the largest architectural ensembles of the early 18th century. Coltea Church was founded by the Sword Bearer Mihail Cantacuzino, a remarkable figure and a highly educated man who traveled widely, descendant of one of the wealthiest boyar families of the time.

Coltea church is a representative monument of Brancovan art, that achieved a rare artistic perfection by the technique and mastery of decorative methods that combined Oriental and Italian Baroque influences.

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