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Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church

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Address: Pafias Aphroditis, Paphos, Cyprus
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An impressive archaeological site!

The basilica of Chrysopolitissa was originally built in the 4th century AD. Afterwards it was destroyed by the Arabs when they raided Cyprus. The original building was quite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

The basilica of Chrysopolitissa was originally built in the 4th century AD. Afterwards it was destroyed by the Arabs when they raided Cyprus. The original building was quite impressive; nowadays only its relics remain. Among them are pieces from the basilica’s floor, consisting of some nicely preserved, impressive, colourful mosaics. The ruins of the basilica of Chrysopolitissa are found in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This site is part archaeology and part religion. As always when visiting don't forget to dress appropriately,.whatever the religion. In this church there is a sign outside asking this and showing what is expected. This restriction aside it is such a lovely old church that this slight problem is well worth overcoming, whatever the weather. Surrounded by the ancient ruins... More 

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Market Deeping, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We were having a wander from our hotel into the old Paphos area when we came across this archiological site. It includes lots of ruins, mosaic floors and a church which is the focal point and still in use. Wander around the elevated walkways for great views and entry is free so shouldn't really be missed. The other site, the... More 

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Denham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

This church, located beside the site of the Pillar of St Paul, has no entry fee and is worth a look. The entire site is well built for touring as the walkways are new and very accessible.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

A little gem! Wonderful medieval church set amongst ancient ruins. The site is free and has elevated walkways over it so you see it without clambering over it. Absolutely wonderful little church, well worth a visit, beautiful interior. Stunning at night with it's chandeliars on, and candles lit. very atmospheric and photogenic. Not far from the Harbour area, within easy... More 

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Yesilirmak, North Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

I've been meaning to go here for years and have never found it.. Driving around lost on Saturday we went past it and found somewhere to park really easy as its off season now. The site is amazing, so much stuff. The church is very welcoming. I put some Euros in the collection box to pay for candles that we... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

In a quiet back street this little church and ancient remains is a tranquil place to meander. Information boards help to picture what the various ruins could have looked like. Some of the terms used were a bit vague though. Pretty mosaic floors.

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Padiham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

we stumbled across this taking a short cut behind Debenhams, it's beautiful old church that is still in use, we visited it on a Sunday morning when mass was being read, there's some fascinating history with it along with st Pauls pillar,

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Panagia Chrysopolitissa church (13th c) is built on ruins of a huge early christian basilica (4th c). This is an excellent place for reflection, which many of the modern churches lack, as the gilded iconostas combined with the old bare stone walls of the church create a special atmosphere.

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Blantyre. Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Go and see this church before you visit the Kykkos Monastery or you will be disappointed with this church if you go to Kykkos first. Although it is a beautiful church in a lovely panoramic setting. With some great Icons.

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