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The Ayia Napa Cathedral is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and according to tradition it was named after a picture of Virgin Mary found in a valley. Napa in Latin means forest. According to another version the Cathedral of Ayia Nape was named after a temple built during the Frankish period and dedicated to the Holy Martyr of Saint-Germain, known as Saint Nape.

The Cathedral was built in the late 19th early 20th century on the ruins of an older and smaller Byzantine church and is a unique architectural structure with elements of traditional Byzantine architecture. The present church which was completed in 1906 is three-aisles, with a marble iconoclastic and frescoes mainly on the dome, and contains a silver-covered icon of Ayia Napa.

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  • Copyright: Zbigniew Kalinowski (fotka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 9 N: 1686] (7291)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2019-05-18
  • Exposure:f/1.4, 1/21 seconds
  • Photo Version:Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2020-06-05 3:54
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