Chrysoroyiatissa Monastery

Pano Panagia, Cyprus

Chrysoroyiatissa Monastery was founded in the 12th century, but the existing building dates back to the 1770. The monastery is dedicated to Virgin Mary or the Cypriot 'Our Lady of the Golden Pomegranate'. Inside the monastery there is a variety of religious icons and treasures on display. One statue that attracts the most attention is of Virgin Mary, which is made of pure silver. On 15th August, a celebration is held in honour of 'Virgin Mary' as it is believed that on this day she did not wake up after she slept. The word death is not used as the 'Our Lady of the Golden Pomegranate' is believed to be in deep sleep, but her other senses and organs, like her heart and brain are still working.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Cyprus

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Jody (2 years ago)
Amazing views and don’t forget to chat to the monks… loads of knowledge. Those almonds were amazing
ian G (2 years ago)
A monastery simple nice and true! Architecture with character. Magnificent view. Also you can buy wine from its winery!
Stephanie Rogers (2 years ago)
Stunning, social distancing is observed at this quiet sanctuary. A beautiful and serene place with very few visitors.
Σοφία Παπέττα (2 years ago)
One of the oldest monasteries situated in Paphos district. The architecture of the church is extraordinary, situated by the side of a mountain it offers a perfect view. Worth a visit and have a coffee or buy some sweet or wine. Overall is a quiet church where you can pray quietly in the church.
Eli P (2 years ago)
Nice church, and wonderful conversation with Alexandro! Worth the visit just to learn about the history from him
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