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Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church

Pafias Aphroditis, Paphos, Cyprus
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Ranked #10 of 47 Attractions in Paphos
Type: Religious Sites
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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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Wallsend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Set in behind restaurants and housing but worth the visit. Pretty little church in the middle of ancient ruins, added attraction is st paul's pillar.

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Chisinau, Moldova
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Amazing way to get in touch with your own spirituality.. Loved everything about this place - the church, the St. Paul's Pillar, the atmosphere of this place.

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UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My husband & I got married here 17 years ago & have just returned with our 2 teenage kids for the first time since our wedding. I love this place, it's so serene & such a beautiful church inside & out, steeped in history. You forget you're in a busy, bustling holiday resort! We had a lovely wander round the... More

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Southport, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Every time we try to find a different monastery to visit we end up at this one! Having said that, I don't mind as the byzantine icons and golden altarpiece are joyous to behold.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

With interests in in the early church and the apostles it was amazing to see the detail which still stood, the columns, mosaics and remnants of the early 3rd century church. It was truly a moving experience.

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Bedfordshire, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I'm lucky enough to remember this site from before they put up the irredeemably ugly concrete and steel walkways. It had a certain peace and was rather beautiful in it's way. Now, as a site it's rather nasty. Apparently all the locals hate what has been done too

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A lovely location with so much to offer the visitor.We are so glad we found thus church. It offer a sense of calm and history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

I happened across this little gem of an archaeological site having left Kato Paphos by the side exit. What an interesting find. Lovely carved pillars and mosaics from circa 4c AD and a pretty little later church - not open at my time of visiting unfortunately. Doesn't take long to wander around, probably 30 minutes at most. I also stopped... More

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