CHURCH OF St GEORGE OF THE LATINS

ST GEORGE OF THE LATINS

N° 21 d
Town / Village : Famagusta / Within the walls

District : Famagusta

 

 

DESCRIPTION :

It is a single-aisled building with four groin vaults which are supported by a grouping of three thin columns located in the north and south walls. The church still preserves its northern half, the lower section of the apse and a part of its south side.

The church has some impressive gargoyles depicting human figures and winged dragons. A small conch adomed with richly decorated pediments is formed in the church’s apse ans was probably used to receive a sculpture.

Period : 13th century.

OUTSTANDING VALUE :

The church of St George of the Latins is a beautiful and impressive example of Gothic architecture with excellent masonry, compact proportions and rich stone carving decoration.  This church is the most picturesque ancient ruin of Famagusta churches and is built in the French style of the late 13th century.

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