Are you planning on going to Nicosia but don’t know where to go? We’re here to help. With tips from experts on travel and tourist spots and input from the locals themselves, we’re here to help make your visit to Nicosia as unique and exciting as possible. Here’s a rundown of the top 5 places you need to go to when you pay a visit to Nicosia.
The Cyprus Museum
Situated right in the heart of Nicosia, The Cyprus Museum is the oldest and largest archaeological museum in Cyprus. The museum houses artefacts discovered during numerous excavations on the island. The museum is home to the most extensive collection of Cypriot antiquities globally. It is located on Museum Street in central Nicosia. Its history goes hand in hand with the course of modern archaeology in Cyprus. Please arrange for your trip to us by giving our office a phone call at +357 22 865854 and see us at Mouseiou 1, Nicosia, Cyprus. Enjoy your trip to Nicosia with The Cyprus Museum.
Conveniently based at Selimiye Sk, Lefkoşa 99010, Selimiye Camii is Nicosia’s second most famous landmark. Selimiye Mosque, historically known as Cathedral of Saint Sophia or Ayasofya Mosque, is a former Christian cathedral converted into a mosque located in North Nicosia. It has traditionally been the principal mosque of the city. The Selimiye Mosque is housed in the most prominent and oldest surviving Gothic church in Cyprus, possibly constructed on an earlier Byzantine church site. In total, the mosque can hold 2500 worshipers with 1750 m² available for worship. It is the largest surviving historical building in Nicosia. According to sources, it “may have been the largest church built in the Eastern Mediterranean in the millennium between the rise of Islam and the late Ottoman period”. It was the coronation church of the kings of Cyprus. You can see us at Selimiye Sk, Lefkoşa 99010.
Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia
Are you trying to find an excellent place to go to while you’re in Nicosia? Go to Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia and enjoy the Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia in Nicosia, Cyprus, home to extensive Cypriot works. Including archaeological artefacts and costumes, photographs, medieval pottery, maps and engravings, jewels, and furniture. Located right at Hippocrates 15-17, Nicosia 1011, Cyprus, this spot is well-loved among natives and vacationers alike. Contact us at +357 22 661475 and plan your visit to Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia on your next visit to Nicosia.
Coming in fourth for Nicosia’s top five landmarks to visit, Ledras is essential on your travel plan when you pay a visit to the city. Situated at Nicosia, Cyprus, Ledra Street is a major shopping thoroughfare in central Nicosia, Cyprus, which links North Nicosia, the part of the city under the de facto Northern Cyprus control, and south Nicosia. It is the site of the former Ledra Street barricade across the United Nations buffer zone. The barricade symbolised the division of Nicosia between the Greek south and Turkish north. It was removed in April 2008, and Ledra Street became the sixth crossing between Cyprus’s southern and northern parts. Ledra Street runs parallel to Onasagorou Street. The name of the street refers to the ancient city-kingdom of Ledra, established in 1050 BC, located in the centre of the island where the capital city is today. Plan your visit to Ledras and enjoy the rest of your stay at Nicosia.
If you’re the kind of person that appreciates it, The Famagusta Gate is a gate in the Nicosia walls, Cyprus. It is the chief gate of the city: the Porta Giuliana, or “di sotto” of Fra Stefano Lusignano’s ” Chorograffia”, known as Famagusta Gate in modern times. This construction, in the Venetian style, has been copied from the famous Lazaretto Gate of Candia designed by Michael Sammicheli at the beginning of the 16th century and consists of a vaulted passage through the earthwork rampart of the city with a carefully executed spherical dome, eleven metres in diameter, in its centre. The passageway is large enough for two vehicles to pass, and it is lighted by a circular opening in the centre of the dome in the style of the Pantheon, Rome. On either side of this passage appear to entrance into chambers now blocked up. The external doorway of the Porta Giuliana is a small archway in the re-entering angle or “orecchione” of the Caraffa bastion now somewhat injured by breakage of the arch stones, and the ancient doors, etc., are missing. On the inner side of the gateway, facing the town, is an imposing facade. You’ve got to visit Famagusta Gate. Conveniently established at Athinas, Nicosia, Cyprus, you could quickly come by from where you’re staying and get a bite to eat when you’re done! Please phone us at +357 22 797660 to arrange your visit to Famagusta Gate.
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