St John's Cathedral
St John's Cathedral
4.5
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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4.5
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Fred G
Milton, Canada604 contributions
Jun 2022
We were a group of travellers from Canada, and we visited the beautiful little church while in Nicosia. Very ornate inside, with all sorts of wonderful paintwork and artifacts. No photos were allowed unfortunately, a pity because the exterior of the church is quite unprepossessing. The church has been in existence for over six centuries, and is definitely worth the visit if you are in the area.
Written July 3, 2022
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duhoz
Beroun, Czech Republic6,315 contributions
Nov 2022
Nice a small church from the 14th century, rebuilt into the monastery in 1662. From 18th century converted into a cathedral and the seat of the Orthodox Archbishopric in Cyprus. Free entrance. Unfortunately no pictures allowed it was supervised by the caretaker.
Written November 18, 2022
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Michael R
9 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
Beautiful church, at which I arrived 10 minutes before closing, and took oodles of photos. And there was a man at the back, who closed the church after I left, when it became 3 pm. Sadly, a small group arrived and faced a locked door. Perhaps the no photos policy has changed, though it was in evidence near Paphos at the Troodos Mountain monastery.
Written May 13, 2023
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Pedja Spasojevic
Belgrade, Serbia996 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
This Orthodox church is in Greek part of Cyprus, looking at the sexiest, very beautiful architecture. What's worse, it's hard to catch you when you do it, and when you do not visit, you do not ask anything. When we were, the church was closed. Monday was the day we came.
Written July 18, 2018
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Béla M
Budapest, Hungary32 contributions
Jul 2017
Very small but nice from the outside. Unfortunately we could not get in, as it wasn't open at 16.30 on a weekday.
Conserning size, it is very noteworthy that the archbishop's palace is at least 10 times as big as the house of God...
There is a very good statue at the back of the church however, really worth having a look at (mother with two children).
Written July 13, 2017
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ATHINA T
Nicosia, Cyprus11,530 contributions
Sep 2013 • Couples
St John's Cathedral is a small stone-built church of 14th century with wallpaintings dated 18th century.Located at the historical center of the old town of Nicosia, the only divited capital in Europe.The church is in the yard of Archbishopic Palace , where is also the Archbishop Makarios Foundation, a Byzantine Museum and Art Gallery of great interest.Groups of tourists usually visit the Cathedral and walk all around interesting historical buildings, the town's Walls and Gates.
I like it and i thing is good to be visited.
Written December 14, 2013
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BETTY1972
Craiova, Romania261 contributions
Dec 2011 • Couples
This Cathedral is amazing...with wonderful wall-paintings...with Byzantine eagle...located near Archbishop palace....purely amazing....
Written December 29, 2011
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Paul F
London, UK257 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
This is a beautiful and very compact cathedral with some wonderful frescoes. Best to visit when it’s not full of a tour party as it’s small and there’s a lot to see and admire.
Written October 18, 2019
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baggiemick
Stourbridge, UK89 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
We had driven 2 hours to Nicosia and went immediately to the Tourist information, asked about which sites to visit and then left to make our plans over a quick drink. Meandered through the shops up ledra street, had lunch and then headed for the this, the Byzantium Museum, Archbishops Palace and Famagusta Gate. Got there at 3.20pm only to find this and most other places closed at 3 and did not open again till the morning. Archbishops Palace did not seem to open at all! Tourist information should have told us this and we could of planned accordingly!!!
Written July 8, 2018
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Issa N
Nicosia, Cyprus4,238 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
The stone built St John's Cathedral is located at the Archbishop Makarios III Foundation compound; it is small with no dome built in the 17th century on the site of a 14th century Benedictine chapel dedicated to St John the Evangelist. It was turned into an Orthodox Monastery in 1426 and converted in the 18th century into a Cathedral.

The Cathedral is not as impressive from the outside; however it is so great inside where every spot is covered with a perfectly preserved and breathtaking painting or icon. Unfortunately no photos or videos were allowed; but the scene is unforgettable.
Written March 30, 2016
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