Troodos Geopark - Amiantos Environmental Info Centre

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Troodos Geopark - Amiantos Environmental Info Centre

Post by PhotoLady » Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:15 pm

The Troodos Geopark (an area of 1.147 km2) Visitor Centre is located in the old Asbestos mine (Amiantos mine), an area with enormous historical value which now hosts an extraordinary botanical garden with information about the flora of the area, a seed bank of endemic species and also a plethora of evidence for the past mining activity and the community which once flourished there.
The Geopark Visitor Centre is situated in the newly restored elementary school of the abandoned asbestos mine. The building is an impressive listed structure and an example of fine architecture with historic characteristics and features such as its fireplaces, one in every room, and a beautiful internal yard.
At the entrance of the Geopark Visitor Centre the visitors are welcomed by an amazing geological garden consisting of all the rock types encountered in the area, in stratigraphic order, representing the Troodos ophiolite sequence.
OPENING HOURS:
Weekly 09:00-16:00, except Monday
ADMISSION:
Adults €3 Children €2
Revenues from ticket sales will be used for actions of the Geopark. Special prices for groups over 10 people.

Well worth taking a visit, if only to see some of the instruments of torture from the asbestos mine hospital!

Photos: Thulborn-Chapman Photography

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Re: Troodos Geopark - Amiantos Environmental Info Centre

Post by LouiseCastricum » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:23 am

I agree, well worth a visit!
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Re: Troodos Geopark - Amiantos Environmental Info Centre

Post by Lofos-5 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:56 pm

Great place to visit.
And so is the Botanical Garden next to it.

A.

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Re: Troodos Geopark - Amiantos Environmental Info Centre

Post by LouiseCastricum » Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:04 am

Lofos-5 wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:56 pm
Great place to visit.
And so is the Botanical Garden next to it.

A.
Yes indeed.
Louise :)

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