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Armenian Church

Armenian Church is found on a main Street in Acropolis named Armenia, the Armenia avenue.

Armenian church built, Sourp Astvatzatzin (Virgin Mary), on land ceded by the government, donations from the World Council of Churches, the Church of Westphalia, the Cyprus Republic and christeponymo crew.

The foundation stone lodged on 25/09/1976 by ​​the President and Archbishop Makarios III, while the inauguration was committed on 22/11/1981, Patriarch of Cilicia Khoren I and Sygkathimenos of Karekin II. It is built in traditional Armenian architectural style, with a central octagonal dome and smaller domes on the bell. Commemorates the nearest Sunday to November 21, that the feast of the Virgin Mary in the Temple.


Fikardou village

Fikardou village in the district of Nicosia was declared an ancient monument by UNESCO and is part of the world cultural heritage. Fikardou village located at 900 meters altitude in the region Pitsilia in Nicosia. It is the most typical examples of mountain architecture of Cyprus in the 18th and 19th century.

The village is mentioned in medieval times, although not surviving monuments of medieval times. The name of the village originated from the surname of the family Fikardou, nobles who left their mark on the region and Cyprus in general.

Built on a hillside surrounded by mountains higher than 1000 meters high, will impress visitors with their first look after the stone and brick houses with red tile roofs, narrow cobbled streets, the church of St. Peter. and Paul [18th century] and the large jars scattered metafernoun many years back. Unconscious mind of each and place mentally transported back in time, forgotten over the centuries. The Fikardou makes the visitor an recollects life not lived to feel envy for the humble, yet poor people of that era. For the visitor who wants to know the place is necessary in the transition Fikardou.


Culture center ‘the ladder’ in aglatzia

The Cultural Center “The ladder” is the most dynamic work of the municipality and provides the basic infrastructure for the cultural enhancement of Aglantzia. It is the pride of the City. It is the cultural identity of Aglantzia and point of reference for the whole of Cyprus. Achieved its purpose and mission that is quality cultural offerings to its citizens, the revival of Old Aglantzia and communication with the wider community.

Taking seriously the stepwise morphological structure of the soil of the region, all the operations center (outdoor plaza, amphitheater, “Caves”, exhibition space, restaurant, pubs, churches, St. George and Our Lady, an old cemetery Aglantzia, parking) are imbedded in natural environment, tailored to stepped levels, focusing on the heart of the complex, the outdoor plaza.

The architects tried to preserve the morphology of the natural caves of pure material, while retaining their natural state without many interventions using simple materials such as concrete, terracotta, and bare glass. The artificial introduction of water in caves adds metaphysical sense of space.

The Cultural Center hosted a day of operation (1992) several notable events, including concerts with notable local and foreign groups , theater companies exhibitions, conferences, lectures at the Open University and many others.

It is an award winning architectural project:
• first National Award in the category of important architectural project, 1995
• included in the Small World List Nominations for the Award RICS, 2000
• Distinction in the 7th World Trienalle Architecture, Sofia, 1994

It is the work of architects J. Joachim and A. Loizos, Cyprus after open competition.

The exhibit celebrated the President of the Republic, Chairman of the House of Representatives, Alexis Galanos, in council Andreas Peter, on September 25, 1992.

Square (800 m) with unobstructed views of the Pentadaktylos, ideal for open, outdoor exhibitions, theater, walking and recreation.

Area ‘Caves’ (335 m): With respect to the environment was an original and comfortable place to sleep: lectures, exhibitions, conferences etc. It has air conditioning and ventilation, lighting, furniture and built a special rig. With the seats arranged in theater capacity is around 120 people.
Showroom (225 m): Situated at a lower level of the caves and is a natural extension of the amphitheater to the Caves and vice versa. Fully equipped, suitable for temporary exhibitions.

Auditorium: Exploiting the terrain of the theater is a natural rock. The design is guaranteed to satisfy the visitor with the sight and sound, with modern dressing rooms and specialized lighting. The capacity of 1.200 spectators.

Parking: Three parking spaces guarantees the convenience of visitors. The main parking is located in the northeast of the “ladder” and two auxiliary are the one in Old Aglantzia and the other in the “back” near the settlement.


St. Barnabas and St. Makarios church

St. Barnabas and St. Makarios located at “Dasoupoleos area” just steps from the Avenue Athalassis near the elementary schools of the area built the churches of St. Barnabas and St. Makarios.

While watching a sacred edifice gets the impression that this is a temple, the floor, actually two temples are, as under the floor, which is dedicated to the founder of the Church of Cyprus, Apostolos Barnabas, there is a second underground , dedicated to St. Macarius the Egyptian. The building of the temple began in 1974 and was completed some years later. The church of St. Barnabas impresses with its original architecture, which applied only to the particular church building in the whole of Cyprus.


The Acropolis Park

The Acropolis Park is a great place for relaxing, walking and recreation.
The Park operates a kiosk and cafe. There is a playground for young children and basketball court for older children. There are walkways and sitting areas where one can walk or to rest under the shade of trees.

Strovolos Municipality is very proud of the Acropolis Park because it has created an excellent space for relaxation.
The project was implemented in three phases and the implementation of the State participated in the 2 / 3 of total expenditure and the 1 / 3 the City.
The configuration of the Park plans prepared by Architects Joachim and Loizos after Architectural Competition.

Virgin Chryseleousa

Virgin Chryseleousa is the oldest of all churches of Strovolos, with great chances of building in the 12th or 13th century.

The reconstruction of the early 19th century, was the exquisite child of Strovolos national martyrs Archbishop Cyprian and Hadjisavvas who decapitated on July 9 by the Turks, Serageiou Square in Nicosia. The church aisle was until 1952, date on which turned into a triple, for reasons of capacity. Impressive visitors, the carved iconostasis and the loft of the church, works of famous Constantinople joiner, brothers “Taliadoros” who came to Cyprus around 1910 – from Jerusalem where they worked – at the invitation of the late Hadjisavvas.

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