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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  • August 16, 2017
    A lovely place to visit and see the history of Famagusta. Quirky shops and lovely cafes. Highly recommend  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Amazing place full of history. The place consist of shops for souvenirs and restaurants. There are some sokaks are amaaazing. Everyone must visit the wall city...its a loss if u didn't.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    the old city of Famagusta surrounded by walls is of great interest to the vestiges it contains and to the Grand Mosque. a walk takes little time and is fairly smooth. a few hours is enough to appreciate the atmosphere and the main attractions. outside the city is negligible.
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  • March 4, 2017
    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)
  • April 2, 2017
    Great historic place. Partially a good view.
  • January 23, 2017
    Excellent Place if you want a Deja Vu feeling of past 1000 years !
  • June 6, 2017
    Very beautiful and interesting historic old city
  • September 11, 2016
    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.

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Although Famagusta was once a bustling tourist destination, the city enjoys far fewer tourists today. The hotels that remain tend to be orientated towards luxury travel, offering on-site restaurants, swimming pools, and even a private section of beach. Vacation rentals are more plentiful and often a good value, particularly if you're traveling in a large group. However, they are frequently set in residential neighborhoods. To make the most of Famagusta's nightlife, opt for a place within walking distance of Salamis Road.
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