The Curch of St. Spiridon

Church / Architectural objective


Address

Strada Sfântul Spiridon 13, Galați 800051, Romania

About

Built at the beginning of the XIX century, St. Spiridon Church has elements specific to the Moldavian religious architecture.

The church was built after a triconch plan, with four buttresses and includes a closed porch, covered with a spherical cap and the slightly elongated nave over which there is a tower that reproduces the image of Jesus Pantocrator. Two large towers, with a square base from the wall and continued with timber, rise above the porch and over the nave. On the outside, you can admire a middle girdle of bricks placed on the church’s corners, the same ornamental motif repeating itself at the base of the towers. The foundation of the church was made of river boulders, and a masonry brick over a meter thick, with a sheet of casing and sustained by a roof truss.

Over time, the church was subject to several interventions. Just like the other churches in Galați, the church of St. Spiridon was burnt in 1821.

The most valuable elements of the church are the rood screen and the icons.

Text and photo sources: http://galatituristic.ro; https://www.viata-libera.ro

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