A walk in Athens - Church of Panagia Kapnikareas

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Kapnikarea Church or of Panagia Kapnikareas is Byzantine church dating from the 11th AD century and situated in the center of Athens, Ermou Street, the busiest street of the historic city center. The church is dedicated to of the Assumption and belongs to the University of Athens. The architectural style is Byzantine in cruciform with a dome. Reported to have been built in place of an older church which was built by Evdokia, Athenian wife of Emperor Theodosius of Small. The original church was built in turn (as customary) on the foundations of an ancient Greek temple, dedicated to a female goddess, probably Athena or Demeter. In the church building elements are incorporated as columns with Roman capitals and built sculptures and inscriptions. On the north side of the church has added pareklissi domed in memory of Saint Barbara. The name of the church is considered to be from the person who built it, who received a tax building during the Byzantine era, tobacco tax. Earliest Kamoucharea was called by the name of fabric interwoven with gold (kamouchas) which probably they made in laboratories in the region. During the period of Turkish rule named church and Prentzas. In 1834 AD project was the demolition of the temple which was not executed with the intervention of Louis of Bavaria, the father of Otto and Bishop Michael A. Athens

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Comments (214)

grregu on November 10, 2013

Beautiful capture:) Greetings from Poland, grregu

maricler61251 on December 11, 2013

E' molto molto bella questa chiesa,ma è bellissima anche la foto.L+f.per te.Saluti sinceri Maricler.Grazie per la tua visita alle mie foto.

ramcam0580 on December 19, 2013

like 202 saluti dall'Italia

Cornleo on December 23, 2013

What a wonderful picture of this nice church! LIKE & YS, best wishes to you and many greetings, Agathe

Fikus .Janina on December 23, 2013

Interesting architecture! I like it. Greetings,Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Janina

Martin Romero on December 24, 2013

Beautyfull church, nice picture ¡. Greetings and best regards, _Martin Romero**_

Roswitha Thiele on December 28, 2013

Very nice Byzante Church like 205 and great thanks for your visit and -- Happy new Year vita

Anand Singh on December 28, 2013

Όμορφος φωτισμός και πολύ καλή λήψη.YSL 55/204, Χρόνια πολλά και Καλή Χρονιά! Χαιρετίσματα από την Ινδία, Άναντ

Rudolf LV on December 28, 2013

What a Charming Church! Like. Greetings. I wish You and Your family Happy New Year 2014 and Merry Christmas! Rudolf. One of my groups

María Fernando on January 30, 2014

Magnífica: LIKE 207 + FAVORITE 56. Saludos amistosos desde España a Grecia.

Anna Skon. (ARS) on March 23, 2014

Godny podziwu kościół!

Kai Kitsada on April 21, 2014

nice shot F+L 57/209

Thanasis Germanos on September 29, 2014

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mijodrag on February 10, 2015

Very impressive photograph and galery , very nice photo. YsL I added your gallery to my favorites. Friendly greetings from Serbia-Belgrade , Mijodrag.

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  • Uploaded on July 8, 2012
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    by Thanasis Germanos
    • Camera: NORITSU KOKI QSS-32_33
    • Taken on 2012/06/26 18:49:56