The Armenian Church & Monastry

The Armenian Church & Monastry, Nicosia

The Armenian Church & Monastry

The Armenian Church & Monastry
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Rod F
Royal Wootton Bassett, UK2,057 contributions
A pleasant little church not easy to find
Nov 2018
This is a delightfully simple little church near the Green Line. It's guardian opened it for us to look around. It has a simple rectangular plane and is unadorned except for the ramshorn capitals of the pilasters. It has a wooden gallery at the Wet end for female worshippers. One real oddity is what appears to be a draw bolt-hole directly beneath, and to either side of, the South window. Close examination of the interior and exterior does not seem to support the idea that there may have once been a doorway here. What this feature is is a real mystery.
An exterior arcade on the north side shows that it was once much larger, perhaps once supporting a monastic community.
Written August 14, 2019
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acd007
Rixensart, Belgium290 contributions
If you pass nearby...
Apr 2018 • Family
This is what used to be a really beautiful church, I imagine. Now, it's totally empty but it's so peaceful, in a nice courtyard. It's just passed the boarder between Nicosia South and North, Northern side. If you go close to it during a walk, make a little detour but do not expect something very decorated or with rich paintings such as other Cypriot churches. It's different but it's very nice.
Written June 2, 2018
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
Ruined
Dec 2017 • Solo
Sadly, after Turkey invaded, the church found itself right on the border between north and south, and it was fairly comprehensively destroyed.

This church has all the evidence of it's former glory and you can see that it was built in the gothic style with it's tall spires and supporting arches. The interior of the church is little more than a shell now. There's plans for a complete refurbishment of the church. Hopefully this can be done the next time I visit and perhaps in a re-united city.

Fine for a bit of history, but don't go out of your way.
Written December 20, 2017
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Angela H
London, UK939 contributions
Interesting
Dec 2013 • Couples
The Nunnery located in the Arabahmet district of Lefkosa, was built in Gothic style in the 18th and 19th centuries. While it is called the Benediction Nunnery, the church inside the nunnery is known as the St Mary of Tartosa-Our Lady of Tartosa. It was given to the Armenians to be used as a house of worship before the Ottoman period. After the Ottoman conquest it was used as salt storage facility. Following a request by the Armenians for it's return, Sultan Selim returned it giving the church the privilege to use the title 5 - 15 May 1571.
Written December 16, 2013
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