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CHURCH SPYRIDON (1589)

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It houses the relics of the patron saint of the city. The holiest and most famous church on the island. Single-aisle basilica, formerly owned by the family Voulgaris. Bring impressive bell tower (the tallest in the city), which results in a perforated section on the bells. The church's interior is particularly impressive, with many relics and offerings. The sky painted in the 18th century. by P. Doxara destroyed and replaced with replicas of the 19th century. by P. Aspiotis. The marble temple and shrine are luxurious works of the 19th century.

"On the island there are many churches and Easter is traditionally celebrated with great pomp. Patron saint is Saint Spiridon, who, according to tradition, in 1629 the inhabitants were saved from the plague. The church of St. Spyridon is the religious reference of Corfu and should definitely see it. It has the tallest church tower of the city, a marble temple, murals, relics and offerings. The relics of St store silver urn and the morning of Palm Sunday procession takes place in the city. The procession accompanying the 18 bands of Corfu. "
St. John the Baptist (before the 15th century.)
From the first Cathedral Churches of Great priests. It belongs to the Ionian type, aisle basilica with low perimeter closed corridor "porch." The outside, very simple, with a stepped arrangement of roofs and feature perforated spire rises to above the sanctuary. Chancel there are projects in the school Tzannes, Tzenos Laura and gold, while the composition of the celestial is Sperantza (1773).

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