800-year-old Byzantine-style church This autumn, I will go to the Saint Lazarus Church in Larnaca with my wife this autumn, and pass the world of the two by the way. This is a church built before it was looted in the Fourth Crusade. Lazarus, where Jesus was resurrected, was also the first bishop of the ancient Kition, a town where modern Larnaca was built. The internal environment of the church is beautiful, and it is a model of Byzantine churches at that time. It was originally built by Emperor Leo in the 9th century, and has since undergone many renovations. The decoration is impressive, and its purpose is to have a sense of religion rather than the excessive luxury of other Cyprus churches and monasteries. This church incorporates many elements of the history of Cyprus. When Cyprus was ruled by the Franks and Venetians, the church was controlled by Catholics, so you will find Venetian architecture here. However, additional elements such as Frankish Gothic pediments and lovely Italian-style interiors were added. The wood carvings of the magnificent Baroque iconostasis were actually made by Cypriots during the Venetian rule. Below the church is the location of the tomb. During the Crusades, most of the saint’s relics were looted and transferred to Marseilles, but a small part of the saints were also discovered in 1972 and are today considered to belong to the saints. In the past, the cemetery behind the church was composed of French, Italian and Greek elites. It will be interesting to look at the inscriptions on the tombstones and discover various symbolic carvings and different languages. Tips: 1. Opening hours: 8:00-12:30 in the morning, 15:30-18:30 in the afternoon. 2. There are still a lot of ancient paintings in the church, which are worth seeing.
The calm churches are a completely different holy place [the churches of the niche] in the west, the number of churches is really as big as the hair, not to mention the number of churches, these churches are also famous naturally there are some niche to few people know of churches, these churches although the niche, But the interior taste and charm are not few, and three is some of the exquisiteness that the cathedral does not have, this church today is such a existence. The exterior is really very old, I guess the original color should be white, but the exterior walls have gradually yellowed under the years and time, and even the embroidered marks on the window part, The whole thing looks a little bit dappled but looking around and in the town, this church is probably the tallest building around it, and the architecture of the church looks very old, very old, and probably not even the gothic and baroque when it was built Style. The interior of the church is really an antique level, no stained glass, no high lobby, no elegant piano and organ, all I can feel here is the purest religion and faith, there are some simple frescoes on the walls, But the old frescoes have a special charm, as if they were passing through time and space, and some of the churches are particularly grounded and special charm, and the outside is isolated from the hustle and bustle, very magical. The church is open all day and does not need tickets, it is recommended to visit for 1 hour