Panagia tou Araka
Panagia tou Araka
Lagoudera is located in Cyprus
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 34°57′45″N 33°0′37″E / 34.96250°N 33.01028°E / 34.96250; 33.01028Coordinates: 34°57′45″N 33°0′37″E / 34.96250°N 33.01028°E / 34.96250; 33.01028
Country Cyprus
DistrictNicosia District
 • Total84
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Lagoudera (Greek: Λαγουδερά; Turkish: Lagudera) is a village in the Nicosia District of Cyprus, located near Chandria.

Lagoudera village is about 50 km from Nicosia under Madari peak, the islands second highest peak on the Troodos mountain range. It is famous for the Panagia tou Araka church, a 12th-century monastery covered with fine frescoes, which is situated just outside the village. Together with Asinou church and that of Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis, it is considered to be one of the most important Byzantine churches of the island. It is UNESCO World Heritage Site along with nine other Painted Churches in the Troödos Region.

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  1. ^ "Population - Place of Residence, 2011". Statistical Service of Cyprus (CYSTAT). 17 April 2014. Archived from the original on 16 October 2014.

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