Ethnological Museum, Nicosia, Cyprus (The House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios)

Ethnological Museum, Nicosia, Cyprus (The House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios)

Vasilis I.
The House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios is the most important example of urban architecture of the last century of Ottoman domination that survives in old Lefkosia. It is situated near the Archbishopric, in the neighbourhood of Saint Antonios, where the wealthy notables of the Greek community traditionally used to live. Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios was a dragoman, the official interpreter for the Divan (Council) of the Sultan for thirty years from 1779. The house was built in 1793 with local bloc-cut sandstone and is a two-storey building. The monogram of the owner and the date of its erection can be seen on a marble tablet inside the entrance. The architectural plan of the building in the form of a Greek Π surrounds a central garden with a fountain and a private bathhouse (hammam). Το αρχοντικό του Χατζηγεωργάκη Κορνέσιου αποτελεί το σημαντικότερο δείγμα αστικής αρχιτεκτονικής της περιόδου της τουρκοκρατίας στη Λευκωσία. Η οικία είναι διώροφη και κτίστηκε στα 1793. #arcitecture, #house,
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