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Places to Visit in Nicosia, Cyprus
Places to Visit in Nicosia, Cyprus
Are you planning on going to Nicosia, Cyprus 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, Cyprus, 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, Cyprus.

The Cyprus Museum

Situated right in the heart of Nicosia, Cyprus, 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 and is located on Museum Street in central Nicosia. Its history goes hand in hand with modern archaeology in Cyprus. Please arrange for your trip to us by giving our office a phone call at 22 865854 and see us at Mouseiou 1, Nicosia. Enjoy your trip to Nicosia, Cyprus, with The Cyprus Museum.

Selimiye Camii

Conveniently based at Selimiye Sk, Lefkoşa 99010, Selimiye Camii is the second most famous landmark of Nicosia, Cyprus. 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 while you’re in Nicosia, Cyprus Go to Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia and enjoy? The Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia in Nicosia, Cyprus, is home to an extensive collection of Cypriot works including archaeological artefacts, costumes, photographs, medieval pottery, maps, and engravings jewels, and furniture. Located right at Hippocrates 15-17, Nicosia 1011, this spot is well-loved among natives and vacationers alike. Contact us at 22 661475 and plan your visit to Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia on your next visit to Nicosia, Cyprus.

Famagusta Gate

Coming in fourth for Nicosia, Cyprus’s top five landmarks to visit, Famagusta Gate is essential on your travel plan when you pay a visit to the city. Situated at Athinas, Nicosia, The Famagusta Gate is a gate in Cyprus’s Nicosia walls. It is the chief gate of the town: 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. Both sides 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. Plan your visit to Famagusta Gate by giving us a ring at 22 797660 and enjoy the rest of your stay at Nicosia, Cyprus.

A. G. Leventis Gallery

The Leventis Gallery is an art gallery in Nicosia, Cyprus. Opened in 2014, it houses a collection of over 800 paintings from Cypriot, Greek and European artists. An international architectural design competition was launched by RIBA Competitions to design the art gallery with restaurant and housing for the A G Leventis Foundation, a private foundation supporting educational, cultural and philanthropic causes mainly in Cyprus and Greece and promoting Hellenic culture. Following this competition, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios were selected, and the project was completed in Jan. 2013, then you’ve got to visit A. G. Leventis Gallery. Conveniently established at Leonidou, Nicosia, you could quickly come by from where you’re staying and get a bite to eat when you’re done! Please phone us at 22 668838 to arrange your visit to A. G. Leventis Gallery.

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