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The Armenian Church (also called the Ganchvor Monastery) was built in the 14th century by the Armenian refugees from Cilicia. At the time, it was an important centre of monastery and culture and it is said that Saint Nerses Lampronatsi, one of the most significant figures in Armenian literature, studied here.

Armenian community, who settled in Cyprus before the Lusignan period, used to have two bishops, one in Nicosia and the other in Famagusta. Within the Armenian Church, cubes were placed on the ceiling to  enable the acoustics and on the walls are partly deformed wall paintings and Armenian writings. 

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