Patriarchal Cathedral

sights / Religious

Lonely Planet review

From the centre of Piaţa Unirii, look southwest to the Patriarchal Cathedral, the centre of Romanian Orthodox faith, built between 1656 and 1658. It triumphantly peeks over once-grand housing blocks on B-dul Unirii designed to 'hide' Bucharest's churches. One such fatality is the Antim Monastery , which dates from 1715. It's northwest, just one block before the boulevard ends.