Ecclesiastical Museum - Sotira village

  • Location

    Sotira village, Ammochostos

  • Tickets

    Free Admission

  • Opening Times

    Temporary closed.

    By appointment. (donations accepted)

    All year round.
    Closed on Public Holidays.

  • Phone

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The Ecclesiastical Museum, situated in the chapel of Saint George within Sotira village, displays a collection of significant religious artifacts. Among them are sacred icons, including a 15th-century portrayal of Jesus Christ, old Gospels, liturgical books, crosses, liturgical vessels, and other valuable items. Additionally, the museum is home to one of Cyprus's only three remaining portable wooden altars from the 16th century.

Adjacent to the museum stands the church of Metamorphosis tou Sotiros, also known as the Transfiguration of the Saviour. This stone-built, single-aisle, vaulted church was constructed on the foundations of an earlier Byzantine basilica temple.

The village itself bears historical importance from its Byzantine past, evident in the abundance of ancient churches surrounding its vicinity.

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