Local Music Program by Senol ÇAÇA and his orchestra (4-5 May 2018)
Bellapais Abbey, or “the Abbey of Beautiful Peace” (from French: Abbaye de la Belle Paix), is the ruin of a monastery built by Canons Regular in the 13th century on the northern side of the small village of Bellapais, now in Turkish-controlled Northern Cyprus, about five kilometers from the town of Kyrenia. The ruin is at an altitude of 220m above sea level, and commands a long view down to Kyrenia and the Mediterranean sea.
The site is also a museum, which hosts a restaurant and a cafe. The Abbey’s refectory now serves as a venue for concerts and lectures. In early summer it is also a venue for a local music festival.