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Archbishop's Palace, Nicosia

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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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" (built in the 17th century), 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. There is a bronze sculpture of Makarios III, the first president of Cyprus on its grounds. 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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  • With all due respect, I was unimpressed. I lamented the walk in the heat to get to a modern constructed building with notions of grandeur because I was misled by my perception that an Archbishop’s Pal...  read more »
  • We have the Palace only can visit the remote gates were closed so no possibility for viewing. See the building from the outside and in front of the building stands a moment of Archbishop Makarios. The Palace is next to St. John's Cathedral and also the Venetian wall and the liberation monument are nearby.
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  • Recently visited the complex. On the territory of the Archbishop's residence is not allowed, but you can visit the Byzantine Museum with a rich collection of icons and ethnographic museum.
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