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Chania Cathedral

Listed under Cathedrals in Chania, Greece.

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Chania Cathedral is dedicated to Panagia Trimartyri, the Virgin of the Three Martyrs, the patron saint of Chania. This rather graceful, oatmeal coloured stone building was built at the end of the 19th Century, but then damaged less than a year after completion. The Russian Tzar ended up being the one to pay for the repairs, he also paid for its new bell. There had been a church on the site since before the Venetians arrived but it wasn't any where near as attractive. When the Turks moved in they turned it into a soap factory.

Written by  Emilie Stokes.

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