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Corfu city Information
Corfu Town, is such an impressive town as combines natural beauty, with an interest in monuments of history and art, extensive squares and large avenues. Is the principal capital of the island, and what makes it unique is the charming old quarter and the Venetian slide roads.
In addition there are many places that you can visit like the impressive castle Town with the church of Agios Georgios connected to the town with a bridge, plus the famed new castle and the one of Agios Mihail and Agios Georgios at the central square.
Furthermore, you should definitely not miss to visit the Venetian-styleHall, built during the English occupation, the widespread library of the Ionian University, the Ionian Round Building and the Ionian Academy.
The astonishing view of the island of Pontikonissi can be seen by the well known canon, on the edge of the peninsula. Additionally, it is worth visiting Mon Repo, and the hill of Analipsi with the astonishing view plus the ruins of the Doric sanctuary.
In conclusion, there is a variety of churches and monasteries, in addition with the impressive museums.
Museum of Banknotes - Tel: +30 26610 41552
The Museum of Banknotes, activate since 1981 is only one of its kind in Greece and one of the most interesting worldwide.
Municipal Gallery - Tel: +30 26610 44606
A great collection is exhibited with mainly donated works.
Among the most well known exhibits are: "The Assassination of Capodistrias" by Ch. Pachis, "Markas" and "Flock" by A. Giallinas, "The Sphinx" by Sp. Scarvelis, "Warrior of '21" by Sp. Prossalendis, "Arab Musician" by P. Prossalendis, "The Piano Tuner" by G. Samartzis, works that synopsize the basic trends of the modern Greek Art of the 19th century.
some information that you will need to know is that the Fortress was built by the Venetians upon the ruins of a Byzantine casde and was completed in two phases.
In the first period (1400-1500) the Venetians dug the Contra Fossa moat and enlarged the Bysantine walls, in that way they changed the headland into an artificial island accessed by a changeable bridge.
Recently Contra Fossa became famous as the location of romantic suicides. On the other hand in the second period (16th- 18th centuries) there were alterations and additions by the British.
Nowadays, what remains are two impressive fortress which took the names of the Italian engineers Martinengo and Savorgnan, like later British buildings and accretions.
One of the most known is the church of St.George, built in 1840 like a basilica with Doric columns. Sadly most of the churches and other monuments have been destroyed likes the Palace of the Venetian Proveditore.