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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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  • 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 »
  • Yes it is an impressive building.However I am always sceptical about the head of any church having an imposing building..  more »
  • This archbishops palace is a must to visit once you are in Nicosia. The structure is superb and the history is stunning  more »