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Agios Andreas Church, Patras

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St Andrew's Cathedral or Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew is a Greek Orthodox basilica in the east side of the city of Patras in Greece. Along with the old church of St. Andrew it constitutes a place of pilgrimage for Christians from all over the world.It is dedicated to the First-called Apostle of Christ, Saint Andrew. Construction of the church, of Greek Byzantine style, began in 1908 under the supervision of the architect Anastasios Metaxas, followed by Georgios Nomikos. It was inaugurated 66 years later, in 1974. It covers approximately 1,800 square meters . It is the largest church in Greece and the third largest Byzantine-style church in the Balkans, after the Cathedral of Saint Sava in Belgrade and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia. Over the central dome there is a 5 meter long gold plated cross and over the other domes there are 12 smaller crosses. These crosses symbolise Jesus and His apostles. The interior of the church is decorated with marvelous Byzantine style wall paintings and mosaics.
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  • Colorful and beautiful well maintained church. A bit of a walk from the city center. Definately worth a visit! 
  • In addition to its size that will impress and the paintings inside is beautiful and the one that stands out is the Platytera in dome of the shrine where shown and the city of Patras. Inside there is the skull of St. Andrew and the cross where the stayrwsan.
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  • The largest church in the Balkans. Reference point not only of Greek Orthodox, but also of Russian omodoxwn. Indicative of religious observance, realized visits each Ambassador of Russia, who is always invited to official celebrations of the Patron, and particularly in Prwtokliteia. The Russia maintains close relations with the city where the cross and the Holy skull of Prwtoklitoy Apostle, Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Russian troops. In 2013, the cross and the Holy Relic was transferred to Russia, Ukraine and Belarus with prices a head of State, and received unprecedented received by millions of believers. The constant we realized visits and the Russian religious tourism has been "imposed" around the Temple bilingual signboards: in Greek and Russian. Often, indeed, the Patra is a reference point in travel and training ships of the Russian fleet. The last such visit was in September 2016.
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  • A beautiful church, and a great place of serenity. Be sure to also visit the old St. Andrew's church located v right next to it, it is also very beautiful inside.
  • One of the largest orthodox churches and probably the largest in Greece. Surrounded by a large square that is a favorite place for many pet owners and small children that want to ride bikes or play.
  • Best thing to see in Patra! A gorgeous cathedral complete with the relics of St. Andrew!
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  • Beautiful church. Ligo busy but finished rather blepetai
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