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St George of the Greeks

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Address: Famagusta, Cyprus

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Interesting Ruins

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2016
Rachel S
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Luxembourg
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank periandro
Yesilirmak, North Cyprus
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Sunnyvale, California
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank krish985
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015

interesting ruins of a once great church sadly rather neglected and one has to walk amongst the weeds

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2015

This chursh is in ruinous condition, but it is still possible to recognise a glory of the past. The Church was built about 1300 and is situated to the west from St.Nikolaos Cathedral in the centre of Famagusta.

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Famagusta, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2014 via mobile

Apart from the area being clean from weeds and rubbish I too agree with other reviewers that it needs to preserved from decay. Only recently has it bee funded to be protected along with the other beautiful historical sites of this city. Other walls of the city are covered and are having work fine to them. Hopeful soon this remains... More 

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