Bellapais Abbey, Northern Cyprus

After having spent time caring for my sister and just days before her death, my husband treated me to a weekend in Northern Cyprus.  I can’t say it was a carefree weekend, but we did our best to enjoy it.

Below are some photos from our our visit to Bellapais Abbey,  the ruin of a monastery built by Canons Regular in the 13th century on the northern side of the small village of Bellapais, now in Turkish-controlled Northern Cyprus, about five kilometers from the town of Kyrenia. The ruin is at an altitude of 220m above sea level, and commands a long view down to Kyrenia and the Mediterranean sea. The site is also a museum, which hosts a restaurant and a cafe.  Click any of the links above to read more from Wikipedia.

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