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Historical Plances in Famagusta

CyprusThere are many historical sites to visit in Famagusta. The Aya Trias Bazilica dates back to the 6th century A.D.

Aphendrika is a nearby town which includes a castle, rock tombs, a temple, and a harbor which is now full. All have been found as a result of excavations carried out in the region.

The Canbulat Tomb & Museum lies underneath the Arsenal bastion.

The Kertikli Bath is a remarkable place to visit and is most notable for its domes.

Arsenal is bastion was built by the Venetian architect Giovanni Sammianelli between 1550-1559

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

The Cellarga Mass-Graves is a fascinating place to visit and of course the famous ancient city of Salamis.

The Famagusta City Walls were built by the Lusignans and are still intact to walk around.

There are many delightful churches to visit in Famagusta: Latin St. George Church was constructed in the late 13th century, the church is one of the beautiful examples of the Gothic style of architecture.

St Francis Church comprises a nave with three sections leading to a beautiful chancel. The Panaya Kanakaria Church has been reconstructed many times and houses impressive mosaics. The Nestorian Church was built by a Syrian merchant for the Syrians living in Famagusta in 1339. The Ayios Philon Church has been constructed on ruins dating from the Hellenistic and Roman periods.

CyprusThere are also a couple of Beautiful Monasteries called The St Barnabas Monastery and The Apostolos Andreas Monastery. It is possible to see a variety of works of art from a wide range of historical spectrum from the Neolithic Period to the Roman period. Bronze and marble pieces are also being exhibited at the museum.

Famagusta is abundant in castles including. The Kantara Castle is the easternmost of the three castles on the Kyrenia Mountains, the Kantara castle, is about 700 meters above sea level and is well positioned to control the entrance to the Karpaz peninsula and The Mesaria plain.

Nitovikla Castle is thought to have been constructed for the purpose of defending the region against raids from the sea in the Middle Bronze Age. The Orthello Castle, built by the Lusignans in the 14th century, was being used as one of the main entrances to Famagusta.

Lala Mustafa Pasa Mosque was constructed between the years 1298-1312 in the Lusignan period is one of the most beautiful Gothic structures of the Mediterranean region. Another mosque in Famagusta is Sinan Pasa Mosque.

There's the Namik Kemal Dungeon. It is situated in the courtyard of the Venetian Palace and has been constructed with ashlar The Nikokreon Monument is within the Salamis Necropolis is thought to have been erected in the name of Nikokreon.

CyprusIn Famagusta you can visit The Royal Tombs. Studies indicate that the tombs were made in the 8th century B.C. and were used until the 4th century A.D.

The Sea Gate is the second of the two original entrances to the city. It is well preserved and it has a beautiful architectural structure. The Land Gate is the second oldest part of the walls after the Othello tower. The bridge used today to enter the city is new; before it was constructed, entrance to the city would be through a cannon emplacement at the side of the gate.



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