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Address: Bellapais village, Kyrenia, Cyprus

Abtei von Bellapais

Bellapais Abbey

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A tranquil spot

Not really a great deal to see here but it's a tranquil and pleasant spot with some well-preserved areas and a good café.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
David B
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not really a great deal to see here but it's a tranquil and pleasant spot with some well-preserved areas and a good café.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice , lovely and amazing place. I was there two times. Advising this place for all people. Sure I will come back.

Thank Zuzana3005
Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The remains of this monastery, set in a tranquil hillside, are superb. Climb the stairs for views of breath taking magnificence, marvel at the ornate carvings, delicate wall painting, or simply bask in the delights of the church interior.

Thank KevinSadler2364
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit. Beautiful Gothic architecture well preserved. Stunning views. The whole area is cared for. Good restaurants close by for lunch.

Thank Linda S
Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic view over Kyrenia and a beautiful village. No buses go up there but you can walk up from the centre of Ozanköy if you don't ant to take a cab. It is about 2 km of rather easy walking and there are two alternate routes.

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely little village and excellent views over the bays. Monastery very interesting and Lawrence Durrell once lived in the village.

Thank Sue R
Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful Gothic monastery is largely in excellent state. The grounds are immaculate and the detail exquisite. Don't forget to check out the cellar underneath.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated in the heart of the charming village of Bellapais with commanding views over the surrounding area, Bellapais Monastery is well worth the short trip up the hillside from Girne also known as Kyrenia. The towering remains and panoramic vista on a clear day offer wonderful photo opportunities. Wander around the streets of Bellapais and find some of the more... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a real highlight of any trip to N Cyprus. This gothic Monastery is a delight. The site is small but there's quite a bit to see, from the church to the refectory and cellarium. The cloisters are particularly fine; tall, with beautiful carving. As for the view, well those monks knew about positioning.

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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never tire of visiting Bellapais. The monastery when lit at night is amazing. Some friends got married within the grounds and it was wonderful. Can be hard to park in peak times.

Thank pattyroyal

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