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Capital City Nicosia

Selimiye Mosque

The Cathedral is one of the most impressive Gothic works of architecture in North Cyprus. Founded in 1209 with long construction until 1326. In St Sophia Cathedral kings of Cyprus were crowned. In the Ottoman period, the cathedral was converted into a mosque to symbolize the power of the Muslim faith. All Christian features were stripped except for some tombstones.

Büyük Han

“Big Restaurant”, which was used for overnight travelers. The buildings are centered around a large courtyard, currently hosting galleries, shops, and cafes. If you are interested in shopping, you can also explore the local marketplace.

Ledras street

A street with little shops and restaurants.

Cyprus Museum

The museum houses artifacts discovered during numerous excavations on the island. The museum is home to the most extensive collection of Cypriot antiquities in the world and is located on Museum Street in central Nicosia. Its history goes hand in hand with the course of modern archaeology (and the Department of Antiquities) in Cyprus. Of note is that only artifacts discovered on the island are displayed.

Famagusta Gate

The gate was built in 1567 by Venetians, as a part of the new city walls and was originally called the Porta Giuliani after its designer. It was restored by the Ottomans in 1821, and a lookout was added to the gate for a probable Greek revolt.

Kyrenia Gate

The gate was built in 1567 by Venetians, as a part of the new city walls. It was restored by the Ottomans in 1821, and a lookout was added to the gate for a probable Greek revolt.

Now, the gate is used as a tourist information office by the Nicosia Turkish Municipality.

Map of the City

These places are marked in yellow