Panaghia Pammakaristos Church

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Located in the middle of rather dull surroundings, the Panaghia Pammakaristos church was the seat of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate until 1586. Its funerary chapel has preserved a remarkable set of 14C mosaics on a gold background. On the pendentives of the cupola note the images of the prophets surrounding Christ in majesty. The apse is adorned with a superb Christ Hyperagathos, while a niche to the left depicts the Virgin Mary and St John the Baptist. Among the other mosaics, that of the Baptism of Christ (on the right-hand wall near the choir) is the oldest.

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