Church of St. Anne

Church of St. Anne was built in the XIV century in a place known as the “Syrian quarter” of Famagusta. It was originally part of the Venetian monastery complex, but shortly after its foundation, it was transferred to the services of the Maronite community of Cyprus. After the Ottoman conquest, the church was turned into a mosque, and later abandoned. Next to it is the “Kozhevnikov Mosque”, so named because of the small settlement of representatives of this profession in these places. Before its transformation into an Islamic temple, the “mosque of tanners” was a Syro-Jacobite church, therefore, when visiting it on the walls, it is still possible to discern the remains of Christian frescoes.