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The Church of Panagia Parigoritissa

Garoufalia Street, Arta 471 00, Greece
+30 2681 028692
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Stunning architecture

How this place has not fallen down is a miracle and a tribute to the architect and the money spent... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2018
JerrryCornelius
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Beautiful church, a must see in Arta

This is a beautiful very old church. The paintings and outside are worth a visit. There is a small... read more

Reviewed December 30, 2017
sjsk
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Cleveland, Tennessee
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Garoufalia Street, Arta 471 00, Greece
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

How this place has not fallen down is a miracle and a tribute to the architect and the money spent building it in the 13th century. A unique church. Unmistakable.

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Reviewed December 30, 2017

This is a beautiful very old church. The paintings and outside are worth a visit. There is a small fee to visit but worth it. The lady selling tickets was very informative. It is sad to see the disrepair of this gem. I hope it...More

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Reviewed December 6, 2017

This church is really unique. A must see.... It's in Arta downtown, with a special entrance for the disabled...

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Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

The entrance fee is still €2 (reduced €1 for seniors over 65 y.o.). It is possible to take photos without flash going around several rooms of the church. The most impressive one of course is the main nave with dozens of marble columns that seem...More

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Reviewed August 26, 2017

Found it slightly dear to enter the church however the architecture and paintings are absolutely mesmerizing. The church was founded in ca. 1290 by the Despot of Epirus, Nikephoros I Komnenos Doukas (r. 1268–1297), and his second wife Anna Kantakouzene. The church eventually became bankrupt,...More

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Reviewed January 21, 2017

There are no words for the Church of Panagia Parigoritissa in Arta, Epirus, Greece. The only word to describe this monument of world civilazation heritage is one : ''UNICUM'', the latin word that means unique. This adjective reffers to the technical construction details of this...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

If for some reason you are lost and end up in a silly place like Arta, or are very near by, stopping to see this church is an absolute must. A fabulous example to high Byzantine architecture from the 13th century. Some original frescoes are...More

Thank Hristijan G
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Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We saw several of the religious images at the museum in Ioannina but to see the actual images in situ is beautiful. A lovely, peaceful church and the architecture is stunning.

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Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Very impressive looking chuch but closed when I came through so I never got a look inside.It is not where Trip Advisor says it is so I took a screenshot to show where it is.The blue dot is the actual position.

Thank Steven R
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Reviewed December 30, 2015

In Byzantine architecture, the dome represents the highest heavens, the sanctuary the lower, and the rest of the church is the earthly realm. It is easy to feel that here, with the most spectacular mosaic dome you are likely to see. It is 2 euros,...More

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