St. John Cathedral, Nicosia

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  • Impressive. It's the kind of place, making with the archaeological museum that Cyprus "worth a look". No photos, but vouqs will have an unforgettable memory
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  • Just absolutely stunning art work, beautiful, historic and INTACT iconography. Could have stayed for hours just looking. Downside: Very busy place so we were given an allocated time before the next gr...  more »
  • A true example of how the outside deceives the eye. The inside of this church is MAGNIFICENT! Icons, gold leaf everywhere, statues. It is truly breath taking. Go see it & its free. No photos of the in...  more »
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  • St John's Cathedral (Agios Ionnis), compared with the great cathedrals of Europe, is tiny. Its interior, however, is no less magnificent. It was built by Archbishop Nikiforos in 1662, on the site of the former Lusignan Benedictine Abbey of Saint John of Bibi (St John the Evangelist). "Bibi" is an abbreviation of the Arabic word "habibi", which means “beloved” and refers to Saint John as the beloved student of Christ. When the Benedictine Order left the island in 1426, as a result of the Mamluk raids, the monastery passed into Orthodox hands, and was dedicated to St John the Theologian, while remaining a monastery. Although the church is small compared with the other churches in Nicosia, It is the official state church. There is an ornate throne for the archbishop, complete with a magnificent Byzantine double-headed eagle. There are also places for the President of the Republic of Cyprus and the Greek Ambassador. The coronation of new Archbishops of Cyprus takes place here.
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  • The Cathedral of Nicosia is also the most beautiful church in the city. Beautiful frescoes
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