St Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum, Famagusta

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  • Just 2 km from the ancient city of Salamis is located the monastery of St. St. Barnabas in the midst of the dry landscape. There is an archaeological collection, which is considered the most important of its kind in Northern Cyprus in the monastery buildings themselves. When we visited the monastery, we were also completely alone. It can not be better.
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  • Nice stop after the hellish rounds of Salamis. on the way back to nicosia. very interesting little Museum of icons. worth a quick stop.
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  • The Gospel of Barnabas and a place to be seen for those who know the story. It's quite old and the oldest monastery, where you can see the architecture. The outer part could be better. Selling peanuts outside the monastery came to me very strange, I couldn't figure it out at all. You can see a lot of icons.
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  • Very beautiful place with a very nice garden to have a tea in a peaceful atmosphere.
  • Nice place an old Greek orthodox church with a museum and tombs near by.
  • Obviously very historic. However, also a little neglected.
  • Nice and interesting, the icons are something extra, but the place is fast decoming commercial, witch is a pity.
  • Beautiful church with impressive collection of the icons.

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Although Famagusta was once a bustling tourist destination, the city enjoys far fewer tourists today. The hotels that remain tend to be orientated towards luxury travel, offering on-site restaurants, swimming pools, and even a private section of beach. Vacation rentals are more plentiful and often a good value, particularly if you're traveling in a large group. However, they are frequently set in residential neighborhoods. To make the most of Famagusta's nightlife, opt for a place within walking distance of Salamis Road.
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