The parish territorial of St. Joseph Cathedral, with a separate area from Baratia area was founded in 1900. Transcripts of parish registers show that the first baptism was celebrated on February 4, 1884, and the first marriage on May 3, 1884, while still the construction and the arrangement of the building of the cathedral were not still finished.
St. Joseph Cathedral is one metropolitan and archbishop. It was built between 1873-1884 by the Viennese architect Friedrich Schmidt. It is Romanesque, combined with Gothic elements, 40 m long and 22 m wide. The bishop Ignatius Paoli is the founder of the Congregation of monks , first Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Bucharest.
Money to build the Cathedral came from believers in Bucharest, different wealthy personalities, but also from foreign benefactors, known or friends of Bishop Paoli. The execution was led by the monk, Dutch architect by training, Alfons Zegers,who was called in particular from a monastery of Dublin (Ireland), in Bucharest, by Bishop Paoli. Beginning with 1880, works were hard-headed by the architect Charles Berisch.
St. Joseph Cathedral is a monument of art and architecture.
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Bucharest is the capital of Romania from 1861, as well as the main economical and cultural center of the country. Located on the river Dymbovitsa, Bucharest is situated in the south-eastern Romania. The surroundings of the city are unusually picturesque. In addition to the rivers, the capital of Romania is in the northern part of the frames of the chain of lakes and in the center of the city there is an artificial lake Cismigiu. It is surrounded by manicured parks and gardens. Interestingly, Bucharest, like Rome, is built on seven hills. Probably because of the hills, the altitude area of Bucharest, which is about 226 km, ranges from 55.8 to 91.5 meters.
The capital of Romania is home to more than 2 million inhabitants and 9% of all are Romanians. Before the Second World War the city was built in the style of bozar as its boulevards reminded Paris. If is Bucharest a modern city, let its residents and tourists decide, but the fact that the architecture of this city is beautiful and unique is an indisputable fact.
In Bucharest there are a lot of interesting sights and only some of the most famous will be described here. A popular tourist destination is the set of the Prince's Palace (Curtea Domneasca). This is the old center of Bucharest, you can see the oldest building in Bucharest and the princely church. Generally, in Bucharest, you can see the whole chain of Orthodox churches of the XVII-XVIII centuries, each in its own way beautiful. Among the monuments and statues that adorn the city, the most famous equestrian statue of Michael the Brave and the governor Mioritsa Fountain, tells the touching legend of the same lamb. Having been in Romania, do not forget to visit the Palace and the Palace of the Parliament Kretulesku, as well as the Romanian Athenaeum , in a building where the Philharmonic is now. The most famous theater in Bucharest is the National Theatre, comedy, opera and ballet. The most popular Romanian museums, of course, are located in Bucharest. This is the Museum of Art, the Museum of the village, the largest museum in the world and the Museum of History of Romania.
Bucharest can be beautiful and attractive to visit if you know its true treasures. Ignore congestion and you will find a cosmopolitan city, with numerous museums, beautiful buildings, luxury shops and parks filled with greenery.
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