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Address: Famagusta, Cyprus

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another ruined church

interesting ruins of a once great church sadly rather neglected and one has to walk amongst the weeds

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

interesting ruins of a once great church sadly rather neglected and one has to walk amongst the weeds

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Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This chursh is in ruinous condition, but it is still possible to recognise a glory of the past. The Church was built about 1300 and is situated to the west from St.Nikolaos Cathedral in the centre of Famagusta.

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Famagusta, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Apart from the area being clean from weeds and rubbish I too agree with other reviewers that it needs to preserved from decay. Only recently has it bee funded to be protected along with the other beautiful historical sites of this city. Other walls of the city are covered and are having work fine to them. Hopeful soon this remains... More 

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Annecy, France
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21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

A partly demolished shell of what must have been an impressive church, next to the sea and port. Still impressive with some traces of frescoes and the adjoining little church of St Simeon is nice too, but the overall feeling is sadness as obviously it's not maintained at all. One can get inside at the door in the enclosure was... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I found this to be one of the best the colours which you could just see i feel it had a good feeling to it

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Brussels, Belgium
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

In 1570 the Ottomans started to besiege and heavily bombard the Venetian city of Famagusta. When they took control of the town a year later most of the buildings, including the city's many churches, must have been heavily damaged. The new muslim rulers must have had little interest in preserving or even restoring them (nor the British that moved in... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Haunting ruin of a Greek orthodox church, still with frescos on the walls. Close to the Lala Pasha Mosque

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Brasov, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Too bad that it is not better maintained, even though it has its charm even like this. You can simply wander around of what was long ago its mighty columns. Right beside is the smaller St Simeon church. Visit it at sunset for a nice view.

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