Wednesday, 16 October 2013

A Venetian bridge at Kalopanayiotis village, Marathasa Valley, Nicosia

A Venetian bridge at Kalopanayiotis

After we finished our expedition inside the forest of Kalopanayiotis we found ourselves very near to the Monastery of "Ioannis Lambadistis".

The Monastery was on our right side and on our left side the river of Kalopanayiotis. At that point we also saw the medieval bridge of the village.

The bridge at Kalopanayiotis dates back to the 16th century when the Venetians ruled Cyprus.

Like in many other places around the island, the bridges were constructed at the same period and facilitated the movement of goods to the ports. Of course they also facilitated the movement of people in each area.

At Kalopanayiotis though, the bridge has also a gate in front of it. This is not a common thing and probably shows its importance at the time!  

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