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Kykko Monastery Entrance | by Son of Groucho
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Kykko Monastery Entrance

The Kykko Monastery is one of the main reasons people visit the Troodos Mountains. It was founded around the end of the 11th century by the Byzantine emeperor Alexios I Komnenos (1081-1118). The church there has an amazing interior (that they don't allow you to photograph). There is also a museum that cost millions of euros to build and houses a priceless collection of religious artworks. The exterior surfaces of the building have many fabulous mosaics.

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Taken on July 17, 2008