Archbishop's Palace, Nicosia

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Archbishop's Palace is the official residence and office of the archbishop of Cyprus located in Nicosia. The palace was built next to the "Old Archbishop's Palace", between 1956 and 1960; in neo-Byzantine architectureal style. Its general plans were designed by George Nomikos in Athens, while Nicholas S. Roussos and John Pericleous from Limassol were responsible for all other architectural work. The bronze sculpture of Makarios III, the first president of Cyprus was on its grounds but has now been moved the monastery of Kykkos. It was sculpted by Nikolas Kotziamannis, weighs around 13 tons and is approximately 30 feet tall. Although the Archbishop's Palace is not open to the public; the Byzantine Museum, Library of the Archbishopric, Folk Art Museum and the National Struggle Museum located on its grounds are open to the public.
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  • June 1, 2017
    Amid beautiful gardens is the Cypriot Archbishopric. It is an impressive building that must be visited.
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  • May 29, 2017
    Nice building, beautifully maintained, unfortunately, almost nothing is not accessible for tourists out of it except for maĺch exceptions, otherwise it would probably be better evaluated
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  • May 13, 2017
    We passed by the palace while looking for Famagusta Gate. Reminded me of San Marco square in Venice. It looks really good and nicely taken care of. Felt a bit too luxurious, though.  more »

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Despite being the country's capital, Nicosia is not as geared toward tourists as the resorts on Cyprus' sunny coast. Hotels tend to be geared toward business travelers but provide a comfortable stay. Renting a vacation apartment may be preferable option for many, as they enable you to live more like locals. The greater Nicosia area spreads far and wide, so stay near the old city to access the most popular attractions, bars, and restaurants on foot. For an economical option, look for lodging on the north side of the city.
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