Stavropoleos Monastery also known as Stavropoleos Church during the last century when the monastery was dissolved, is an Eastern Orthodox monastery for nuns in central Bucharest, Romania. Its church is built in Brâncovenesc style. The patrons of the church (the saints to whom the church is dedicated) are St. Archangels Michael and Gabriel. The name Stavropoleos is a Romanian rendition of a Greek word, Stauropolis, meaning “The city of the Cross
Stavropoleos Monastery Located in the Old Center, Stavropoleos Monastery was built in 1724 in Brâncovenesc style—a mix of Byzantine, Renaissance, Ottoman, and Baroque architecture. Famed for its choir, this Christian Orthodox nunnery, whose welcoming patio is bordered by red geraniums, also has a great collection of over 8,000 religious and music books.