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St. Mamas Monastery

St. Mamas was a Christian saint who lived in the 12th century. There are said to be 14 churches dedicated to him in Cyprus. The St. Mamas Monastery dates back to the 18th century. Its entrance and columns were built by the Lusignans on the remains of a Byzantine church. St. Mamas's grave is thought to be here from the start. The marble bottom part of its iconostasis is covered with Venetian shields. Its painted, wooden top part is an example of the art of carving in the 16th century.


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