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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. Using our world travel planner, Famagusta attractions like Famagusta City Walls can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Visited Famagusta as part of an organised trip. Spent a few hours wandering around. Very pleasant, charming old town with some nice restaurants. The walls give the place a nice contained feel.Seemed a...  more »
  • Visited Famagusta Waled City during a roundtrip on Cyprus. Unfortunately not as much to see as the Walled City of Nicosia. Som ruins, one church converted to a rather uninteresting mosque. The nicest ...  more »
  • 50 years ago did I UN service here in Famagusta and often visited the old town within the walls. We had an observation point on top of the wall and had to pass the Othello Tower to service the op-the place where UN soldiers stood on the post. Can recommend a visit there and don't forget to go up on the wall.
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  • The walls of Famagusta are about two miles in length, totally surrounding the old city, and are remarkably well preserved. Probably the best view of them is from the moat, itself running for over a mile along the three landward sides. Don't believe some maps that tell you part is inaccessible because of military occupation. This has not been the case for several years now. Although meant to be a foot and cycle path, it is possible to drive round the moat, although you get a much better view on foot. The towers and bastions are as follows. (Clockwise from the Land Gate) The Rivettina Bastion. (The Land Gate, The Ravelin or the Akkule) Diocare Bastion. Moratto Bastion. Pulacazara Bastion. San Luca Bastion. Martinengo Bastion. (The Tophane) Del Mezzo Bastion. (Martyrs' Bastion) Diamante Bastion. (Karpaz Bastion) Signora Bastion (Ringed Enclosure) Othello's Tower. (The Citadel or Castella) Originally built by the Lusignans as a moated castle outside the city wall. The Sea Gate (Porta del Mare) Canbulat Bastion. (Arsenal) Compasanto Bastion. (Ringed Bastion) Andruzzi Bastion. (Water Bastion) Santa Napa Bastion. (Golden Bastion)
  • Great historic place. Partially a good view.
  • Excellent Place if you want a Deja Vu feeling of past 1000 years !
  • Very impressive edifice. it's huge. Well worth reading up on the history on Wikipedia before you go. Also make sure you visit the abandoned ghost town of Varosha. You can't get in, it's fenced off, but fascinating to see and learn about how this came about.
  • Historical castle still up and existing. Old city exists within it and there are lots of poi s inside