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.
HALLS: Shop, Information Hall, Rock Exhibition, Seminars Room, Minerals Exhibition,Natural Environment Hall, Asbestos and Chromite, Copper History, Representation of Gallery
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. An outdoor classroom is operated in the garden of the centre, where interactive lessons and demonstrations are delivered to visiting students and the general public.
Impressive rocks and minerals, a maquette of the geology of the area, depicting sites of geological importance and interest (faults, mines, geo-trails, etc.), informational panels and a conference room where the visitor can watch documentaries, of the significance of the geology of the Troodos mountain range are only some of the exhibits in the visitor centre.
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.
62 Archbishop Makarios ΙΙΙ,
2827 Galata, Cyprus
Tel: +357 22952043/22952004
Fax: +357 22952045
IMH EUROPE TRAVEL & TOURS
Registration Number: HE275733
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