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The Church of Agia Napa is converted into a monastery


The Medieval Monastery of Agia Napa will be converted into an archaeological museum which will preserve and exhibit the private collection of Archbishop Makarios III, icons of high religious, artistic, and historical value, and will function as a research center, library and conference center. According to its design, the Monastery-Museum and multi-purpose venue will host an Institute for Postgraduate Studies on Cypriot Hagiology and Middle Eastern Cultures.


The project of transforming the Medieval Monastery of Agia Napa, located in the free region of Ammochostos (Famagusta) is expected to cost 8,5 million euros and will also include works around the monastery. The project began in early March are expected to be completed in May 2020, fulfilling a request of many years, as the 15th-century monastery does not operate since the period of the British occupation, while its church was the parish of the village. Since 2007, when it came under the administration of the Metropolis, the objective was its transformation into a modern museum with various different activities.


The Metropolis of Constantia and Ammochostos, with its announcement, informed the visitors of the church about the free access to the church and the cave, but not to the other areas, for security reasons and to support the uninterrupted continuity of the works. Once the works are completed, Agia Napa, the province of Ammochostos (Famagusta) and Cyprus will have a great monument of historical, religious and architectural value.

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