Nașterea Maicii Domnului Church, Murfatlar

Good general condition although it is in need of rehabilitation. It isn’t being properly used from a touristic point of view.
  • Religious and architectural historic monument category A; code LMI CT-II-m-A-02866
  • Built between 1903-1906. Architect: D. Bănescu
  • Credinței Street, no. 9

The church with the patron saint Maria was established in the year 1906, as a sign of gratitude for King Carol I (1866-1914), for the 40th anniversary of his reign.

The year 1906 is flushed in a stone box on the belltower. The church is cross shaped, it is 25 meters long, 10 meters wide and 11.5 meters tall. It was made using stone taken from the local stone quarry, the work being done by Italian stonemasons from Dobrogea. The tower is made out of bricks and the support pillars and the surrounding belts were made with materials brought from the Tetechioi (today Lespezi) stone quarry next to Adamclisi. The paint job was done by A. Serafim and the iconostasis sculpture by C.M. Babic.

The church was damaged during the First World War (1916-1918) and also during the Second World War, having been repaired both times.

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