TEMPLARS & KNIGHTS' CHURCHES

TEMPLARS & KNIGHTS’CHURCHES

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

District : Famagusta

 

DESCRIPTION :

Templars church  (the north one) :

This is a single aisle church with apse, with three bays covered with ribbed vaults, built at the end of the 13th century. Round window decorates the west end. Buttresses support walls. Stairs on the south side give access to roof. Belfry dating to the 16th century was added to the north side of the building. It seems that at the beginning of the 14th century the Templars’ church was given to the Knights of the Order of Saint John who built theit owns church parallel to it.

It is used occasionally as exhibition area.

Hospitaliers church :

14th century church, built probably without buttresses. Single aisled with groin vault ceiling and apse. Pointed windows light up the interior. West end used to have a covered porch. The church has a shield with the Knights of the Order of St John’s coat of arms (Knights Hospitalier).

Used occasionaly as an exhibit space.

Period : 13th century & 14th century.

 

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