Sümela Manastırı (Sümela Monastery)

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Sümela Manastırı (Sümela Monastery)

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Sümela Monastery is one of the oldest Christian churches that still remain. It must have great biblical importance since it was founded by Barnabas and Sophronius. The monastery had fallen into ruins many times but been restored back! The monastery hosts many tourists nowadays thanks to its spectacular location and amazing architecture. Reaching there is an adventure but it worths of every effort. Must be one of the wonders of the world in my opinion!

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As an additional information, the monastery was considered to be founded in 386 AD by Barnabas and Sophronius. The legend says that they found an icon of the Virgin Mary in a cave and they dedicated this place to the service of the God by founding the church. The church took its final form in 13th century though.

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