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Nicosia VII, Faneromeni

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Hidden : 9/12/2008
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Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is a micro magnetic and is placed in very a popular public place, so be aware of muggles.

Nicosia series VII, Faneromeni.

Do you want to walk back in history on narrow streets, old houses and buildings? Then this is the cache for you and not only. Follow the Nicosia caches and be part of the history.

The history here is Faneromeni church, Faneromeni school and the Stavros tou Missirikou Church.

This square, was the centre of the city within the medieval walls, before Plateia Eleftherias took over in 1974. Plateia Faneromenis is a quiet square, so silent that birdsong can be heard only metres away from the bustle of Ledra street.

West of the cache is the impressive Faneromeni Church, built in 1872 on the site of an ancient Orthodox nunnery. It is the largest church within the city walls and is a mixture of neoclassical, Byzantine and Latin styles.

East of the cache is the Faneromeni School, founded by Archbishop Makarios I in 1857 and it was the first all-girls school in Cyprus. Today it is a co-ed school and the same building houses a nursery, primary and high schools.

North east of the cache is the Stavros tou Missirikou, a medieval Orthodox church. Originally built in the first half of the 16th century, it is a blend of Byzantine and Gothic architecture with elements of Italian Renaissance. It was named after the Lusignan King of Cyprus, Henry II (Monsieur Erikou), who reigned from 1285 to 1324. The church was restored during the Venetian period, and after the Ottomans conquered the city, the church was converted into a mosque. It then underwent significant changes, including the addition of a minaret and the walling up of three doors. The mosque was given the name Arablar Djami, meaning the mosque of the Arabs.

Cache notes:
Please, REPLACE the cache as found for its survival.
Bring your own pen or pencil to log.
Please also do not use stamps (it takes A LOT OF SPACE).
A FTF diploma in the cache.

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