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Biserica Buna Vestire - Dobroteasa


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The Dobroteasa Church in Bucharest was built in three distinct stages. The first wooden church was built in the 16th century by the nobleman Dobrota and his wife Ancuța. This church was demolished due to deterioration.

The second church, made of brick, was built between 1730-1738 by Constantin Năsturel and his wife Ancuța. The inscription in the porch of the current church shows that the church was built in 1730. The original inscription of Constantin Năsturel's church, written in Cyrillic, was probably lost during a restoration or demolition.

The third church, the current one, was built between 1884-1892 under the careful care of the priest Pandele Spiridon, together with the bishops Ștefan Gheorghiade and Alexandru Papadopol. The work was completed at the end of 1892.

The Benevolent Church has three patrons: Annunciation, Saint Pious Parascheva and Saint Philofthea Martyr.

it is a monumental construction, with a trefoil plan, in the version of the triconque, of mountainous appearance, of Byzantine-South-Danube origin. It has relatively large dimensions: 28.60 m long and 15 m wide.

Inside, the church was painted in oil, on lime and sand plaster, by the painter Gheorghe Ioanid, between 1893-1894. The interior decoration is made in the style specific to the second half of the 19th century, when the Western influence is manifested both in the mural technique, predominating in oil painting, and in the iconography.

The Dobroteasa Church was built in 1884 and was badly damaged in the earthquake of 1977. The consolidation and restoration work was stopped in 1983, when the church was closed and declared a "demolished church" as a result of the plan to "systematize" the area Dudești–Văcărești.

In 1991, the specialists of the Directorate of Monuments, Ensembles and Historical Sites found that the church had not been demolished, but was in a serious state of conservation, being in the pre-collapse phase.

For the execution of the consolidation and restoration works, technical and architectural studies were drawn up by engineer professor Alexandru Cişmigiu, lect. Dr. architect Mihai Opreanu, architects Adrian and Anca Vidraşcu and the Moldovan architect. The project was carried out by S.C. Bucharest S.A. project, with the support of the director of the institute, Drăgan Constantin.
Alex Petrescu
7 months ago



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