Culture & Religion

Ecclesiastical Museum of St. Lazarus

St. Lazarus Ecclesiastical Museum is housed in several of the cells located in the courtyard of the church. The exhibition includes significant religious artefacts, icons as well as relics. Some of the most impressive exhibits include Byzantine icons, crosses, gospels and numerous ancient ecclesiastical relics found in Larnaca.

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Larnaca Medieval Castle

Nestled at the edge of Finikoudes Promenade, the grandiose Medieval Castle of the city is said to have been built in the 13th century. The stone-built fort took its present form during the Ottoman Empire’s rule.  Lusignan King James I built the fort in order to protect the port of the city. During the British […]

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Kamares (Old Aqueduct)

Larnaca’s Kamares (Old Aqueduct) is also known as Bekir Pasha Aqueduct. This marvellous architectural treasure was built in 1747 during the Ottoman rule by Bekir Pasha. The aqueduct consists of 75 arches, where water was channelled to Larnaca from Tremithos to Larnaca until 1936. By 1939 the aqueduct’s service was no longer needed as modern […]

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Agios Rafael and Agia Marina monastery in Xylotymbou

A convent with several churches, small chapels and a museum with agricultural means and tools.

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Municipal Museum of Natural History

Located within the grounds of the Municipal Gardens and its park, Larnaka’s quaint Municipal Museum of Natural History displays a number of thematic collections, including local reptiles, insects, birds, animals, marine life, fossils and rock formations. The marine life collection is comprised of international and local shells, corals, sponges and sea creatures, whilst a ‘traditional […]

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Agia Maria Church in Alethriko

Agia Maria Church is found in Alethriko Village, a traditional little village in Larnaca. The Russian Professional Boxing Federation initiated the construction of the church. The walls of the church were created by Palekh experts. The iconostasis of the church was painted in Russia. The most impressive ecclesiastical treasure within the church is the 600-year-old […]

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Agia Thekla Monastery

Agia Thekla Monastery is nestled within the heart of Mosfiloti, a picturesque village in Larnaca’s district. The monastery is surrounded by a green-covered valley offering a serene setting.  Similar to Stavrovouni Monastery, Agia Thekla is said to have been founded by Saint Helen during the 4th century. According to the story, Saint Helen prayed to […]

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Stavrovouni Monastery

As legend has it Saint Helena, who was the mother of Emperor Constantine the Great founded Stavrovouni Monastery. Saint Helena was the one who left the remains of the Holy Cross at Stavrovouni Monastery. Stavrovouni Monastery is built on a hilltop, about 750 metres above sea level in the 4th century. The monks who reside […]

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Municipal Art Gallery

The amazing Municipal Art Gallery  is part of Larnaca’s Municipal Cultural Centre. The art gallery holds numerous exhibitions throughout the year created by local as well as international artists. The gallery is found in the heart of Larnaca, within Europe Square.

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Pierides Museum

Pierides Museum is believed to the oldest private museum in Cyprus and currently hosts approximately 2,500 Cypriot antiquities. Demetrios Pierides privately started collecting archaeological findings in 1839. Through time, the collection has been enriched by the five generations of the family that followed. The exhibition is housed in an 1815 colonial mansion that belongs to […]

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