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“Icons and archeological finds”

Monastery of Apostolos Varnavas
Ranked #14 of 24 things to do in Famagusta
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The church houses a collection of icons i.a. of not so wellknown local saints. Do take your time also to visit the small archelogical museum with many fine artefacts i.a. potter ware.

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Reviewed March 1, 2018

Like other monasteries in north Cyprus this is now little more than a museum or gallery of icons and it feels rather abandoned. The tomb is pretty on the outside and creepy inside with cleaning materials lying next to the coffin of the saint.

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Reviewed October 28, 2017

This attractive building has a beautiful interior. There are several icons of the various saints and today St. Barnabas is honoured as a Cypriannational saint.

Thank Elizabeth B
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Reviewed May 15, 2017

is he there in the chapel? Some swallows certainly were. The icons in the church are of course worth seeing but I was actually very imporessed by the archaeological museum, particularly the terracotta figurines

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Reviewed March 3, 2017

The tomb of St. Barnabas who travelled with Apostle Paul and then split is about 100 yards from the Monastry which holds a plethora of important large ikons of well known characters in the bible. 3 brothers, monks at the monastry, painted the ikons in the 20th century but some are from well before that. Part of the monastry has been converted into a museum with crockery and valuable artefacts found around the area.

Thank Werner S
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