Probably the most celebrated historic church in Bucharest. Biserica Creţulescu was raised from 1720-2 by Iordache Creţulescu and his wife Safta, a daughter of Wallachian ruler Constantin Brâncoveanu. The outstanding paintings on the entrance are original, the work of an unknown artist, while the interior icons were added in 1859 by the prolific Gheorghe Tattarescu. Damaged during the fighting of December 1989, the church has recently been restored to its full glory, and is a must.
The bust which stands in front of the church is of Corneliu Coposu, a liberal Romanian politician who was imprisoned for decades by the communists but miraculously survived. He died in 1995.