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North Cyprus Historical Places

Famagusta

Greek St. George Church

The architectural style of the church is a mixture of the Byzantine and Gothic styles. It belongs to the Orthodox order and was built in the 15th...

Sinan Pasa Mosque: (ST. Peter & St. Paul Church)

The inscription on the wall indicating that the church was constructed by a Syrian merchant named Simone Nostrano is thought to have been due to misinformation,...

The Sea Gate

It is the second of the two original entrances to the city. It is well preserved and it has a beautiful architectural structure. It was constructed by...

Royal Tombs

The Salamis Necropolis covers an area of roughly 4 square miles and stretches from Enkomi to the West end of the Salamis forest and to the St. Barnabas Monastery...

The Panaya Kanakaria Church

Although there is no trace here of the first church thought to have belonged to the early Byzantine period, the second church is believed to have been constructed in...

The Othello Castle

The castle, built by the Lusignans in the 14th century, was being used as one of the main entrances to famagusta. It is surrounded with a deep ditch...

Nitovikla Castle

The castle the remains of which are on a hill close to the sea is thought to have been constructed for the purpose of defending the region against raids from the sea in...

Nestorian Church

This churched was built by a Syrian merchant for the Syrians living in famagusta in 1339. There are frescoes of camels and texts in Syriac - the language...

Latin St. George Church

Constructed in the late 13th century, the church is one of the beautiful examples of the Gothic style of architecture. Material from the Salamis ruins was used in...

The Land Gate (Ravelin)

It is one of the two original gates to enter the city. Its original name was 'Ravelin' which means 'the demilune lunette - or the bastion in the shape of a crescent'...

Lala Mustafa Pasa Mosque

The building which was constructed between the years 1298-1312 in the Lusignan period is one of the most beautiful Gothic structures of the Meditteranean region. The Lusignan kings would be inaugurated as the King of Cyprus at the St. Sophia ...

The St. Barnabas Monastery

St. Barnabas, born of a Jewish family in Salamis, returns to Cyprus after his studies in Jerusalem and in 45 A.D. starts to work with St. Paul as a missionary for Christianity...

The Nikokreon Monument

This monument which is within the Salamis Necropolis is thought to have been erected in the name of Nikokreon, the last king of Salamis...

Cellarga Mass-Graves

These mass-graves are the mass necropolis of the poor people of the period. They constitute part of the Salamis Necropolis, and lie 500 metres to the South-east...

The Canbulat Tomb & Museum

Canbulat, the Bey (a provincial governor in the Ottoman empire) of Kilis, was included in the Ottoman forces that were going to conquer Cyprus. As he was extremely successful during the capture of nicosia,...

Salamis

The city of Salamis was founded during the migrations that started towards the end of the Bronze Age by the tribes that came from Anatolia, and Akas who came from...

Famagusta City-Walls

The city-walls built by the Lusignans were very high but thin. After the Venetians captured the island from the Lusignans, they brought over specialists from Venice...

Enkomi (Alasia)

The antique city of Enkomi, also known as Alasia, situated close to the present day Enkomi (Tuzla) village, dates back to the 2000s B. C...

Arsenal (Martinengo Bastion)

The bastion was built by the Venetian architect Giovanni Sammianelli between 1550-1559. With its triangular design it is one of the good examples of military...

The Kertikli Bath

A building to the North of the city constructed by the Ottomans. This bath is notable for its domes. The building comprises six domed rooms,...

St. Francis Church

This church is part of a monestary built by the monks of the Franciscan order in the first decade of the fourteenth century. Henry II, the King of Cyprus,...

The Twin Churches (Templar & Hospitaller Churces)

The larger of the two churches built in the 14th century belonged to the Knights Templars. When the last grand master and their other leaders were burned...

Venetian Palace

This is a royal palace built by the Venetians on the ruins of a palace built by the Lusignans in the 13th century. The front which has survived was built in...

Namik Kemal Dungeon

The dungeon is situated in the courtyard of the Venetian Palace and has been constructed with ashlar. Namik Kemal, playwright and poet, stayed in this building...

The St. Barnabas Icon & Archaelogy Museum

The St. Barnabas church has a rich collection of icons mostly dating from the 18th century. The basalt mill in the courtyard is from the Enkomi settlement...

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