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St John's Cathedral

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Address: Plateia Achiepiskopou Kyprianou, Nicosia, Cyprus
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Nice church

The trouble with reviewing this church is I can only discuss the outside, it was closed, and on a Sunday at that. Pleasant to look at, it would have been nicer to see the interior

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The trouble with reviewing this church is I can only discuss the outside, it was closed, and on a Sunday at that. Pleasant to look at, it would have been nicer to see the interior

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Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This cathedra is in the archbishop palace courtyard. It is a must especially if you admire culture and beauty

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

it is the only church within the walls that is covered with frescoes of the18th century The iconostasis is woodcarved and gold plated Many of the icons are importand paintings of Cornaro one of the most famous agiografers of the 18th century Modest simple inspires you gives the feeling of christianity

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

As said, this is a church close to Archbishop "Palace"... There is no reason to go there unless you want to get married...!

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Torphichen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

From the outside the Cathedral is no bigger than a church but when you learn the reason why its so small all the history falls into place. Be prepared for your breath to be taken away when you step inside, it is stunning! The decoration is so,so beautiful the vaulted ceilings, the walls,the lighting and the gold work. Another bonus... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

this is not easy to get into; we walked all round before coming back to the first door which was open. Other tourists were wandering round. Beautiful wall paintings in this tiny cathedral. Loos were shut, but museum has superb facilities

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We actually went to see the Archbishop's Palace but it very rarely opens! We took a stroll into St Johns and what a beautiful cathedral it is, 300 year old paintings still intact.

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Thank Sandra H
Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

A tour around the Archbishopric area is a must for anyone visiting Nicosia, and the Saint John's Cathedral (Agios Giannis) is within its gates. This tiny 17th C church, still operating today, is painted with icons from top to bottom and has typical Cypriot woodcarvings, of the period.

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Fife, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

In true byzantine tradition, is one of the most ornate and beautiful churches I have visited, you cannot take pictures, by the way... In the centre of town, part of the complex that houses the Icon Museum and other attractions, this is a working church so remember to bring longer shorts and all that...

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Ninove, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This church can be found on 300 meters of the liberty monument. The church itself is nice te be in but the places around the church are also worth a visit (even just to take a photo). 3 nices statues can be found and an authentic Cypriotic place.

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