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Address: Famagusta, Cyprus
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Bare and sad

Enough left to see but sad to see what must have been a magnificent building in this state. Some fresco remains in some sections.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2015
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Yesilirmak, North Cyprus
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Yesilirmak, North Cyprus
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110 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Enough left to see but sad to see what must have been a magnificent building in this state. Some fresco remains in some sections.

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Sunnyvale, California
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Visited this church, or what's left of it in summer 2015. Even though there is not much to see, you can image how beautiful and grand this place must have been. It is sad to see it so neglected.

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Thank krish985
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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66 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The construction of church is mentioned in records from 1363. It was built in a combination of Gothic and Byzantine architecture, as a symbol of opposition to the nearby Latin Cathedral of St. Nicholas. It had a great dome, which was destroyed in 1571 during the Ottoman occupation of Cyprus, and the additional decay contributed earthquakes that followed through the... More 

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Thank Putovanja Z
Belgrade, Serbia
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554 reviews
487 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This church is neighbour to the St.Nicholas Cathedral. It is located something to the southeast from Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque( St.Nicholas Cathedral). Now the place is all in the ruins, but the basic features of once great edifice can be perceived. At the first time it was one orthodox church with big influnce in designing and style from the Byzantine... More 

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Thank Oleg Y
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
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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382 reviews
306 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 399 helpful votes
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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2 Thank Superkatt
Famagusta, Cyprus
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98 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

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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41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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98 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 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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