Famagusta City Walls, Famagusta

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Famagusta City Walls features about 200 buildings--remnants of what used to be one of the world's wealthiest cities, according to legend. Built over the ancient Egyptian city of Arsinoe, the site had seen numerous different rulers. You can observe traces of the great civilizations in its Byzantine, Gothic, and Renaissance buildings, which are crumbling under the effects of time and battles. The town, however, still lives today and offers a number of quaint bars and cafes. Walk along the streets of a place that's torn between millennia. PutFamagusta City Walls into our Famagusta visit planner and find out whats close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The walled city is small enough to walk around in an extended day. As most things in Cyprus it could do with a bit of TLC but that is kind of its charm. Plenty of ancient elements with restuarants...  more »
  • A place which shows history. The former cathederal is a mosque. A postbox with king George V1 crest shows how places can change rulers.  more »
  • came here as part of a tour group. Given a brief history by our tour guide and then 2 hours to explore. Lots of tourist type shops but if you venture a bit further you can find more local cafes...  more »
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  • Very amazing and beautiful place. I loved the view of the wall and how it looks very old and strong also there are lot of historical buildings inside the city
  • Famagusta is in the Northern Part of Cyprus(Turkish Side) and in order to come here from the South side of Cyprus(Greek Side) you will need your passport. Old Famagusta City, is an amazing view and rich in history, there are allot of building in ruins. The reason why I gave it 4 stars is because it is a tourist trap and prices are much higher in this area, make sure you transfer your money to local currency because if you don’t you can pay 2-4x more depending on the current exchange rate.
  • Beautiful city for a day trip. Especially, if you are interested in history. Not the best place for shopping as it is a it of a tourist trap and you can get things cheaper in Nicosia.
  • Walk round the walls is great, just wish folk would take their litter home/to bin. Should have been six out of five, but turns out they are not seige proof, although they may hold out for 13 months.
  • Lovely to see the old town stunning place, shopping is OK watch you don't get ripped off both times we've been there it's been tried which tends to leave a sour taste. They City is stunning though
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