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... 更多
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
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.
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...
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.
If you are interested in early Orthodox Christian paintings, this is a remarkable church. It is really fascinating to see the subjects that were chosen to be displayed for the education of people in the Byzantine era who were unable to read, so were informed about their faith through paintings all over the walls and ceilings of the church.
So this is an older church in the grounds of the Archbishopric and next to the folk museum so it is worth a visit if you are looking round the area but it isn't worth going there specifically.
Being there several times, as a teacher, since we have at least 2 services during national days. Opportunity for this will be for visitors next Wednesday 28.10.2015, around 09:00 hrs. Be there and after the mass you will be able to go inside.
For a Cathedral, St John's is very small, but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in frescos and icons, which cover the walls and the ceiling. It is easy to find as it is situated just beyond the Archbishop's palace. It is free to enter and certainly worth spending some time looking at all of... 更多