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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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  • The temple symbol of the city of Patras is imposing and beautiful murals. worth a visit whether you stay or just passing from the town
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  • The most important is that there is the skull of Saint Andrea. It is also a great, rich and impressive church.
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  • The Temple of the patron of Patras is together with the Temple of Saint Panteleimona Acharnon older of Greece. Very interesting pilgrimage that one can worship the skull of St. Andrew and admire the very interesting interior of the temple. The visit in Patras has many attractions to see.
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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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