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Church of Saint Lazarus has stood for over 1,000 years through lootings, destruction, and fires, thanks to centuries of work and restoration. According to Orthodox beliefs, the church is the resting place of Lazarus of Bethany--a man raised from the dead by Jesus Christ--who was forced to escape from Judea and chose to hide in Cyprus, where he died 30 years later for the second time. See this 31.5 m (103 ft) wide and 14.5 m (48 ft) tall church with three domes, featuring three internal aisles with bulky double pillars. Observe the wood and golden 18th-century iconostasis, which was heavily damaged by fire in 1970. Make Church of Saint Lazarus part of your personalized Larnaca itinerary using our Larnaca trip itinerary planning app.
Church of Saint Lazarus reviews
It was lovely to have an open church that welcomed visitors and allowed cameras the inside was ornate as expected but the ceiling wasn't full of paintings but had the most tremendous stone arches..... more
It was lovely to have an open church that welcomed visitors and allowed cameras the inside was ornate as expected but the ceiling wasn't full of paintings but had the most tremendous stone arches..... more »
This is the only place in Larnaca you really MUST visit. It is authentic, beautiful and spiritual. I didn’t like the city but we came for the second time just to see this church again. I never...
This is the only place in Larnaca you really MUST visit. It is authentic, beautiful and spiritual. I didn’t like the city but we came for the second time just to see this church again. I never... more »
As an orthodox I felt very close to all that this church represents. The feeling I had inside was something that I have never felt, and I recomand anyday a visit at this church. I was in Larnaca for..... more
As an orthodox I felt very close to all that this church represents. The feeling I had inside was something that I have never felt, and I recomand anyday a visit at this church. I was in Larnaca for..... more »
I recently had the opportunity to visit the ancient Church of St. Lazarus, and it was truly a breathtaking experience. Located in the heart of the city, the church is steeped in rich history and legend, as it is said to be the final resting place of St. Lazarus himself. As I walked through the doors, I was immediately struck by the beauty of the stone architecture. The church is a testament to the skill and artistry of the builders of yesteryear, and the attention to detail is truly impressive. The interior of the church is equally stunning, with ornate frescoes covering the walls and beautiful stained glass windows casting a warm glow on the altar. One of the highlights of my visit was the opportunity to see the tomb of St. Lazarus, which is said to be the final resting place of the saint himself. The tomb is surrounded by beautiful marble statues and intricate carvings, and it is truly a sight to behold. Overall, I would highly recommend a visit to the Church of St. Lazarus to anyone interested in history or architecture. It is a truly beautiful and sacred place, and a true gem in the heart of the city.
One of the most important Orthodox churches and monuments in the world. It is also one of the most beautiful churches I have ever been in and there is a coffin of St. Lazarus as well as a crypt where he was buried under the church. You can visit all of it free of charge and if you want you can donate something to the church. The whole place is just wonderful. If you are in Cyprus a must see.
A beautiful Church with fantastic architecture and history. We didn’t go inside the Church as we felt we weren’t dressed appropriately at the time, but they did have shawls/coverings hanging on hooks outside for public use….just peaking though the doors the inside looked wonderful: we will go in on our next visit. They had a QR code (story telling statue) for a link to some audio history of the site, which we thought was excellent.
A wonderful place, a great piece of history in the center of town. Inside, the church is a beautiful, excellently preserved building. Everybody is nice there. The inside is very quiet. Around the church, there are stores of church items, and icons, and it's not expensive.
The church is the culture of the city! Beautiful architecture, very well preserved and with a lot of history to tell, I recommend the visit! We stayed in a hotel, in front of the Church, in a very quiet square, with many cafes
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