Attractions Famagusta Ecclesiastical Museum, Sotira village

Ecclesiastical Museum, Sotira village

Located in the chapel of Saint George in Sotira village, the Ecclesiastical Museum exhibits important religious treasures, such as sacred icons (including one of Jesus Christ from the 15th century), old forms Gospels, liturgical books, crosses, liturgical vessels and others artefacts. It also houses one of only three portable wooden altars of the 16th century that exist in Cyprus.

Next to the museum is the church of Metamorphosis tou Sotiros (Transfiguration of the Saviour). This stone-built, single-aisle, vaulted church was built above the foundations of an earlier Byzantine basilica temple.

The village itself was significant during Byzantine times, which is reflected in the number of old churches there are in the vicinity of the village.

Region: Ammochostos (Famagusta)
Address: Sotira village
Contact No: Tel: +357 23 823 932
Operating Hours: By appointment.
Operating Period: All year round.
Closed on Public Holidays.
Entrance Fee: Free (donations accepted)
Website: www.sotira.org.cy
Opening and closing times as well as entrance fees, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.

Courtesy of the CTO

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