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Cathedral of Saint Spyridon in Corfu

The Cathedral of St. Spyridon is one of the main attractions of the city of Corfu on the island of Corfu. The uniqueness of this cathedral lies in the fact that the relics of the saint are kept in it. It is known that Saint Spyridon is the patron of the island of Corfu, as he repeatedly saved him from various troubles and misfortunes.

There are many stories and legends around the Cathedral of St. Spyridon. One of the stories tells how, during the Second World War, the German military dropped a bomb on the cathedral, but it did not reach the building and exploded in the air. A considerable number of local residents tell that after a prayer addressed to St. Spyridon, they were able to solve their problems and even be healed of ailments.

The Cathedral of St. Spyridon is also a landmark in the city - the tower of the bell tower is painted red and is visible behind all other buildings. It is hard not to notice it, and travelers walking around Kerkyra are guided by it.

The building of the cathedral is different from all other churches in Greece, it was built in a style that is inherent in the architecture of the Ionian Islands, and the influence of the Venetians is also noticeable. At the entrance to the church you will see a kivot with an icon of St. Spyridon, where you can put a candle. By the way, here you can also buy not quite ordinary candles - large ones, about the size of a person.

Inside the cathedral is very beautiful and rich. Your attention will definitely be attracted by the marble iconostasis, icons in gold frames, chandeliers, also made of gold and silver. The ceilings of the church are painted, and there are frescoes on the walls. Everywhere you can see hanging figures made of metal - they are brought here by believers as a token of gratitude to the saint.

Most tourists in the cathedral are attracted by the sarcophagus with the relics of St. Spyridon. They open at certain times of the day - at 10 am and 5 pm. An interesting fact: sometimes the lock of the sarcophagus is not particularly amenable, and the clergy explain this by the fact that the saint went to help those who need it. Indeed, the soles of the shoes of St. Spyridon get trampled over time for an inexplicable reason. In such cases, they are replaced with new ones.

All those who have been to the Cathedral of St. Spyridon at least once admit that they leave there full of pleasant sensations that remain in their hearts for a long time.

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