The Holy Royal and Stavropegial Monastery of the Kikk Icon of the Mother of God (Kikk Monastery, Kyikkos Monastery)
Cyprus, Troodos

In the north-west of Troodos, among the cedar forests, on the top of a mountain with a height of about 1318 meters, stands the Kykkos Monastery - the richest and most magnificent monastery of Cyprus, dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The monastery was founded in the XI century, but, unfortunately, it suffered several fires, therefore, unlike other Cypriot monasteries, there was no trace of its original building. Within the walls of the monastery is a museum containing an extensive collection of magnificent antiquities, treasures of fine art and other exhibits, bit by bit collected by the monks of the monastery. They tell the story of the monastery and Cyprus as a whole. Here you can see ancient icons, consecrated vessels and other religious objects, church vestments, wood carvings, embroidery, manuscripts. The monastery, whose interior is distinguished by luxurious decoration, was built in accordance with modern technological achievements and in itself is of great artistic value.

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