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Church of Agia Fotini Mantineias

The Church of Agia Fotini Mantineias is a church located opposite the archeological site of Mantineia in Arcadia, part of the administrative region of Peloponnese , one of the regional units of Greece.

Agia Fotini Mantineia, is perhaps one og  the strangest churches in the world. Externally, the Temple, which seeks to be a bridge of civilizations, differs from all the others, combining an mixture of rhythmss. The interior of Agia Fotini has Byzantine influences, with elements from the ancient Greek culture, a fact that is strongly seen in the mosaic floors and the representations on the walls.
Inside the hagiography of the church follows the same spirit, with the hagiographed faces reminiscent of ancient Greek philosophers.
The temple was inaugurated in 1972 and the overall result is aesthetically very interesting.

Access : Coordinates: -37.618333, -157.611667 / Arcadia is part of the administrative region of Peloponnese , one of the regional units of Greece.

Highlights :

  • Externally, the Temple, which seeks to be a bridge of civilizations, differs from all the others, combining  a mixture of rhythms. One of the five strangest in the world. It combines ancient Greece, Byzantine art and Christianity.
  • The list of the strangest churches in the world, next to the Santuario della Madonna delle Lacrime in Syracuse and Gaudί’s La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, you can easily place the church of Agia Fotini in the plain of Ancient Mantineia in Arcadia.
  • Interior : Impressive floor mosaics inspired by antiquity and ancient Greek mythology.

Go next : The archeological site of Ancient Mantineia in Arcadia. / Tripoli , a city in the central part of the Peloponnese, in Greece.

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