The Patriarchate Palace

The building which today is called the Patriarchate Palace was built by the Romanian State at the beginning of the twentieth century, on the site of the former Assembly Hall of the Deputies on the Metropolitan Hill in Bucharest. The old hall of the Assembly of Deputies with the related land belonged to the Metropolitan of the Romanian Country, which had its headquarters in the buildings that surrounded the present cathedral on the Hill of the Metropolitan, as evidenced by the ancient times.
This ensemble of buildings formed by the Patriarchal Cathedral, the Patriarchal Residence, and the Patriarchate Palace is located within the premises of the monastery ”Holy Emperors Constantin and Elena". The founding and the royal donations were made to the benefit of the Metropolitan of the Romanian Country by Constantin Voda Serban (1654-1658), the Romanian ruler at that time in Wallachia.

The Patriarchate Palace is built according to the plans of the architect Dimitrie Maimarolu, being the first reinforced concrete work in the country. It underwent various changes in time, the most important being the restoration of the dome, which collapsed during the earthquake of November 10, 1940.

Opening hours:

Monday – 9 AM- 4 PM
Tuesday – 9 AM- 4 PM
Wednesday – 9 AM- 4 PM
Thursday – 9 AM- 4 PM
Friday – 9 AM- 4 PM
Saturday – closed
Sunday – closed

Free entrance

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