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St George of the Greeks

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Address: Famagusta, Cyprus

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Interesting remains

Little, sadly, remains of St George's, but what is there is worth wandering along to. Out of the way a little bit, it teases, giving a hint of what it might have been, without... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Leicester, United Kingdom

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Derby, England
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53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second visit here and still stand in amazement by the ruins and their history. Have a wander round and take some stunning photos against the clear blue sky - a must see for those interested in this kind of thing.

Thank facaor
Leicester, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
190 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Little, sadly, remains of St George's, but what is there is worth wandering along to. Out of the way a little bit, it teases, giving a hint of what it might have been, without truly revealing itself.

Thank KevinSadler2364
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92 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Its a Gothic type of church that was built in the 14 th century. You can see the remains.If you look carefully you still can see the wall frescos.

Thank Sirin S
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This ruin is worth a quick visit. I don't know much about its history other than it was damaged by the ottoman. I can imagen it would have been a beautiful church.

Thank Rachel S
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349 reviews
253 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Probably the most spectacular of the ruined churches in Famagusta. Still impressive despite being neglected. Worth a stroll amongst the weeds to have a look. You can't help wondering just how impressive it must have looked in it's heyday.

Thank soul_man_dave
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273 reviews
172 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

This church used to be a cathedral for the Greek orthodox community until it was blown off by the Ottomans in 1571. The damage caused by the cannon shell is apparent everywhere in the building particularly on the south side. As some cannonballs are still visible one may think that that savagery took place some days ago. The earthquakes which... More 

Thank periandro
Yesilirmak, North Cyprus
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147 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Enough left to see but sad to see what must have been a magnificent building in this state. Some fresco remains in some sections.

Thank kehk
Sunnyvale, California
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Visited this church, or what's left of it in summer 2015. Even though there is not much to see, you can image how beautiful and grand this place must have been. It is sad to see it so neglected.

Thank krish985
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

The construction of church is mentioned in records from 1363. It was built in a combination of Gothic and Byzantine architecture, as a symbol of opposition to the nearby Latin Cathedral of St. Nicholas. It had a great dome, which was destroyed in 1571 during the Ottoman occupation of Cyprus, and the additional decay contributed earthquakes that followed through the... More 

Thank Putovanja Z
Belgrade, Serbia
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1,059 reviews
958 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 504 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

This church is neighbour to the St.Nicholas Cathedral. It is located something to the southeast from Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque( St.Nicholas Cathedral). Now the place is all in the ruins, but the basic features of once great edifice can be perceived. At the first time it was one orthodox church with big influnce in designing and style from the Byzantine... More 

Thank Oleg Y

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