Painted Churches in the Troödos Region

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Painted Churches in the Troodos Region
UNESCO World Heritage site
Asinou - Kirche Narthex 4 Kuppel.jpg
Asinou, Panagia Phorbiotissa church: fresco of Christ Pantocrator (narthex).
Location Troodos Mountains, Cyprus
Criteria Cultural: (ii), (iii), (iv)
Reference 351bis
Inscription 1985 (9th Session)
Extensions 2001
Area 3.693 ha (9.13 acres)
Coordinates 34°55′13″N 33°5′45″E / 34.92028°N 33.09583°E / 34.92028; 33.09583Coordinates: 34°55′13″N 33°5′45″E / 34.92028°N 33.09583°E / 34.92028; 33.09583
Painted Churches in the Troödos Region is located in Cyprus
Painted Churches in the Troödos Region
Location of Painted Churches in the Troödos Region in Cyprus
Painted Churches in the Troödos Region is located in Mediterranean
Painted Churches in the Troödos Region
Painted Churches in the Troödos Region (Mediterranean)

The Painted Churches in the Troödos Region is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Troödos Mountains of central Cyprus. The complex comprises ten Byzantine churches and monasteries richly decorated with Byzantine and post-Byzantine murals:

  1. Church of Agios Nikolaos (St. Nicholas) tis Stegis in Kakopetria
  2. Agios Ioannis (St. John) Lampadistis Monastery in Kalopanagiotis
  3. Church of Panagia (The Virgin) Phorviotissa (Asinou) in Nikitari
  4. Church of Panagia (The Virgin) tou Arakou in Lagoudhera
  5. Church of Panagia (The Virgin) in Moutoullas
  6. Church of Archangelos Michael (Archangel Michael) in Pedoulas
  7. Church of Timios Stavros (Holy Cross) in Pelendri
  8. Church of Panagia (The Virgin) Podithou in Galata
  9. Church of Stavros (Holy Cross) Agiasmati in Platanistasa
  10. Church of Agia Sotira (of the Transfiguration of the Savior) tou Soteros in Palaichori

Initially nine of these churches were designated by UNESCO in 1985 with the church in Palaichori added to the list in 2001.[1] The Church of Panagia Chrysokourdaliotissa in Kourdali, Spilia, was submitted as a potential further extension in 2002 and currently resides on the Tentative List.[2]

Constantine and Helen, Church of Archangel Michael, Pedoulas

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