Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church, Larnaca

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  • The Church of Panagia Hrisopolitissa (Church of the Virgin of Hrisopolitissa) was built in 1765-1769. On the site of the ruined temple of the XII century, which, in turn, as it happens on the Cyprus land, was built on the place of an even more ancient temple-well, and so on... When on this place, on top of a hill crowning a citadel of ancient Kytion, the first temple has been built-nobody knows, but fragments of frescos of VII-VIII centuries. On the territory of the temple found... The church of Panagia Hrisopolitissa looks, certainly, pretty and sufficient...
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  • The Church of Panagia Hrizpolitissa in Larnaca is not so famous among tourists as the Church of St. Lazarus, but not less interesting and significant. It is located on the "islet" between the Avenue of Archbishop Cyprian (Archiepiscopou Kyprianou) and the streets of Hrizpolitissa (Chrysopolitissa), Kimona (Kimonos) and St. Epafania (Agiou Epiphaniou). Now this area is relatively far from the "new" center (from Finikudes, for example), but we reached it from the square of Ermu for 20-25 minutes. Before the arrival of the British to Cyprus, this area was the center of Larnaca. And by the way, the area where the Church of St. Nicholas is now. Lazarus and the fort, was the city suburb and was called Skála. The name of the Church can be translated as "The Virgin of the Golden City". But what this...
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