of St Therapon
dominates the city of Mytilene owing to both its impressive
mass but mainly to the originality of its architectural type. The erection of
this monument commenced in the beginning of the 19th century by the flourishing
at that time Christian quarter and was completed in 1935. The architect was Argyris
Adalis, Ziller's student.
The architectural order follows the cross-in-square type; however,
the monument constitutes a combination of elements from contemporary architectural
trends that prevailed in the West (Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassicism etc). Gothic
elements are prevalent as well, adding an impressiveness and a distinctive style
to the monument.
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