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“Mesmeric”

The Church of Panagia Parigoritissa
Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Arta
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Found it slightly dear to enter the church however the architecture and paintings are absolutely mesmerizing. The church was founded in ca. 1290 by the Despot of Epirus, Nikephoros I Komnenos Doukas (r. 1268–1297), and his second wife Anna Kantakouzene. The church eventually became bankrupt, and was turned into a dependency (metochion) of the Monastery of Kato Panagia. In 1578, it is attested as a female convent.

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Reviewed 21 January 2017

There are no words for the Church of Panagia Parigoritissa in Arta, Epirus, Greece.
The only word to describe this monument of world civilazation heritage is one : ''UNICUM'', the latin word that means unique.
This adjective reffers to the technical construction details of this monument of the Byzantine era.
Its a shame for the municipal and other district and main authorities that, as it seems, they don't support the preservation and the most of the day guard kept of the temple.
Try to confirm the visiting hours as they are so few.

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

If for some reason you are lost and end up in a silly place like Arta, or are very near by, stopping to see this church is an absolute must.

A fabulous example to high Byzantine architecture from the 13th century. Some original frescoes are still to be seen. An impressive structure. Only 2 euro to visit. 15 minutes.

Thank Hristijan G
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We saw several of the religious images at the museum in Ioannina but to see the actual images in situ is beautiful. A lovely, peaceful church and the architecture is stunning.

Thank Dalvinder M
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Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Very impressive looking chuch but closed when I came through so I never got a look inside.It is not where Trip Advisor says it is so I took a screenshot to show where it is.The blue dot is the actual position.

Thank Steven R
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