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Annunziata Bell Tower

56, Vrachlioti St Ꙛ This point of interest includes holographic video
At the junction of Evgeniou Voulgareos-Montsenigou and Vrachlioti St. rises the bell turret of the Annunziata church. The monastery was built during the Angevin period with a financial contribution by the nobleman Petrus Capece of Naples for the Order of Augustinian monks and was inaugurated in 1394. The Corfiot fighters who fell during the naval battle of Nafpaktos (Battle of Lepanto) in 1571 were buried there. In 1713 the monastery was abolished and turned into a seminary. The catholic monastery was a three-aisled basilica featuring three circular windows in the front and rich sculptural decoration. It also had inscriptions and tombstones decorated in Baroque style. It suffered its first serious damage in 1797 by French troops, and in September 1943 it was completely burnt down following the bombings of the Second World War. The ruins of the church were demolished in 1953. Today only the northeast corner of the Catholic Church and the bell turret with parts of newer additions at its base survive. The representations and the Corfu emblem are still preserved in the upper part of the bell tower and part of a sculpture to the left of the entrance. References: Concina, E. – Νικηφόρου-Testone, A.: Κέρκυρα: Ιστορία, αστική ζωή και αρχιτεκτονική 14ος-19ος αι., Κέρκυρα 1994, σελ. 45-46. Κονιδάρης, Δ.: Κέρκυρα. Ταξιδιωτικός Οδηγός, Αθήνα 2009, σελ. 174-175.
Dark Tourism
Cultural Tourism
Religious Tourism
Architectural tourism
Areas of Interest
Venetian Period
Historic Building
Historic Centre
Place for cultural events
Old town of Corfu A multicultural town (extended walking tour)
Old town of Corfu A multicultural town (short route)
Coexistence of religious beliefs in the Historic Center of Corfu town
Venetian Rule and the Old Town of Corfu
First route for people with disabilities (short distance route)
Second route for people with disabilities (extended route)
School walking tour
"Corfu: A Romantic wedding destination"
"The dark Corfu"
Hologrammatic Route
Not accessible due to maintenance
The inside is not accessible
Visiting Hours
The inside is not open to the public.
This photograph has been created by the Laboratory of Interactive Arts of the Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University, in the framework of the project "Digital Tour Guide using Augmented Reality and Holograms"" which is co-funded by the European Union, as part of the Operational Program "Ionian Islands 2014-2020", Integrated Information System: 5031254.

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