Church of St. Nicholas, Demre (Kale)

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The burial place of the saint known worldwide as Santa Claus, Church of St. Nicholas represents an ancient World Heritage Site that draws both devout believers and casual tourists. Although Italian raiders allegedly smashed the saint's sarcophagus and carried off his remains in the 11th century, the building still contains well-preserved Byzantine ceiling frescoes and floor mosaics. Constructed in the 6th century on the site of an older Christian church, the structure features a vaulted ceiling and belfry, added in the 1860s thanks to donations by Tsar Nicholas I of Russia. Pay attention to the northeast annex, which contains painted images of various events from the life of Saint Nicholas. Make Church of St. Nicholas a centerpiece of your Demre (Kale) vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Demre (Kale) trip planning tool .
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  • Although unlike sells but unfortunately the church ruins has nothing to do with Nicholas common except that he was a little bit of Justice bon Myra. Built until after his death, completely destroyed and rebuilt by the Russians this does not with Nicholas to do. Although his tomb is here named Luch, but because the bones in Italy this is bad possible. Due icon shops occupy most of which Orthodox Russians rip off. As to look nice in ruins but the Reose not worth.
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  • In July, visited the Church of St. Nicholas in Demre. Place where he served as Bishop and was buried. Makes a strong impression in the historical and spiritual terms.
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  • the amateurs in the entry of certain foreign languages every carpet Russian or German get right. I saw no more be called Dolaşip I went to cıkılır
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  • Very crowded with others. The only place we went to where there were others. The church has many wall paintings, some in good condition, others are poor. Half the church is covered to protect it, while the other part has roof. When we visited there were major works outside the church, building a new paved area. This should be finished now. The audio listening device was well worth listening to. Many reasonable restaurants nearby
  • Peaceful place. St. Nicholas Church is an ancient Byzantine Church. Awesome architecture and frescoes. Must to be visited.
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  • Quite place for soul
  • The temple which is always worth a visit. This is a very beautiful temple and many destroyed by the Arabs and at times but came here you will experience much more than just beautiful and old stuff. You will be able to recharge spiritually and emotionally.
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