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Sotira Lykodimou Church

9.54 reviews
Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Church
Ranked #70 in Athens things to do
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Filellinon 21, Athens, Greece
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This Byzantine church, constructed in the 11th century, is the largest medieval building in Athens. It was purchased by the Russian government in 1847, restored, and made the parish church for the Russian Orthodox community. Locals call it the "Russian Church." Its octagonal dome is unique in Byzantine design, and features the usual image of Christ as Pantocrator ("ruler of all") looking down from above. The decor is quite interesting with Arabic caligraphy and works by German painter Ludwig Thiersch. There is also a tall bell tower.

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Madrid, Spain

Por fuera no parece en sí una iglesia ortodoxa, ya que no se aprecia la forma de cebolla de las bóvedas superiores, pero basta entrar para ver un lugar fascinante, con muchos detalles de lujo. Este lugar durante muchos años ha quedado en el olvidado hasta que la iglesia ortodoxa rusa ha puesto el dinero para restaurarla por completo. Es uno de los lugares ocultos del centro de Atenas que vale la pena conocer.

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Playa de Gandia, Spain

Preciosa iglesia, una sorpresa en el camino. A veces piensas que luego de ver la Acropolis ya no hay más nada para hacer en Atenas y te encuentras con estos edificios en donde vale la pena entrar. Es conocida como la iglesia ortodoxa rusa, de hecho la iglesia ortodoxa de ese país ha contribuido a su restauración y mantenimiento. Por fuera ya pinta muy bien, pero una vez entras, te sorprendes con frescos pintados en los techos que son una verdadera obra de arte. Es uno de los tesoros escondidos que guarda la ciudad.

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