St Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum

St Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum

St Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum
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Catherine W
50 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
The Monastery itself is lovely if poorly maintained .
On the day we visited the museum was shut so I cannot comment on that. I thought it both sad and disrespectful that there was no protection from the many birds that seemed to live in this former church. Many of the icons were splattered with bird poo which is damaging their painted surface. It was in total contrast to the many former churches now mosques that we visited later on in Famagusta which are lovingly cared for.
Written 17 April 2024
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Imayid
London, UK119 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Well worth the cheap entry fee. lots of artefacts dating back to thousands of years BC, a small cafe inside to get a drink.
Written 28 September 2023
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15scotty47
Hamburg, Germany68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Old monastery with a large collection of very interesting icons. Quite crowded when we were there. Cafe, souvenir stalls.
Written 27 June 2023
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Rustydancer
Enniscorthy, Ireland612 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Dedicated to the patron saint of Cyprus, it is well worth going if only to see the artefacts on display in the museum. Some dating back to the 7 century BC
Written 19 June 2023
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jeanniejules
London, UK25 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
museum collection good, though display is tired and poor detail explaining items. Cafe not great and had to pay for dirty smelly toilet
Written 3 October 2022
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Sue W
Ilkeston, UK1 186 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Interesting to see the many old paintings housed in the monastery. Small place but peaceful and pleasant to visit. Visit may only take an hour.
Written 30 August 2022
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Fred G
Milton, Canada583 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We were a group of travellers from Canada, and crossed into the Northern Occupied territory on our trip to Famagusta. Our first stop was St Barnabas Monastery, where the tomb of St. Barnabas was found. On his chest was the gospel of St. Matthew in Barnabas’ own handwriting. He had come on the boat with St. Paul to teach Christianity to the people of Cyprus.
Around the area there were 84 other tombs but after the occupation they stopped excavating, When the Muslims took over the north they changed all the churches into Mosques, stables or concert venues. The St. Barnabas Monastery was left alone by agreement with the occupying forces because there were three monks still in attendance. This is only one of two left untouched in the now Muslim territory.
Written 3 July 2022
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Anex
Kristinehamn, Sweden53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Visited with guide, who choose what to do. Excellent choice, too. There are so many interesting old sites to visit.
Written 13 April 2020
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Elizabeth V
Bognor Regis, UK741 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We were visiting Famagusta and Salamis, so this was a worthwhile short stop. We were the only visitors present (it was winter) but even then there were locals trying to sell us various trinkets - they wasted their time. The building and contents were well preserved, possibly helped by the jet black cat that chose to visit with us, and left it's good luck there. There are one or two areas that have suffered from the damp, such as the mural of the Orthodox priests. There is plenty of room and it is well laid out. The steps down to the crypt/tomb are uneven and the ceiling is low, but there is a certain atmosphere once you have reached the bottom.
Written 11 March 2020
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Samuel P
Birmingham, UK267 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I'm not one to complain but I washed my bald head with the water from the magic fountain in the end wall and my hair has still not grown back.
Seriously though the story is good and the history is there but a 10 minute visit will see you all around the site. It is ancient and there is a well painted icon wall but it is only one of several in the area.
Written 27 January 2020
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