Historic Square of Nicosia: Faneromeni
The vibrant and energetic Faneromeni Square and the historic Church are some of the most popular destinations in Nicosia. It is in an ancient part of Nicosia, inside Venetian city walls. The area is very popular amongst tourists and travelers.
Positioned between the Onasagorou and Ledras streets, the Faneromeni Square is an ideal spot to feel the historical heritage, architectural glory, and lively energy of today. It is a melting pot of cultural and historical influences. This significant historical square is tucked inside Nicosia’s Venetian walls, which host a wide array of historical monuments and buildings.
The Faneromeni Square is home to the Church, the Library, the School, and the Marble Mausoleum.
The Church of Panagia Faneromeni
The Church of Panagia Faneromeni is one of the most significant historic landmarks in Nicosia. According to historical accounts, the Faneromeni Church was erected back as early as 1222 but was destroyed by the 1861 earthquake. The cornerstone for the new church was placed on 13 December 1898, and its construction started in 1899. The reason for dedicating the church to Panagia Faneromeni, according to the folk tradition, is because the icon of the Virgin Mary was revealed over the ruins of the temple that had been destroyed.
Historic and Energetic
There are many cafes, bars, shops, and restaurants located around Faneromeni Square, as well as pedestrian roads taking their visitors into the various parts of
Nicosia. A mixture of architectural styles, including Byzantine and Neo-Classical, the church dominates the square.